Heathrow

  • Heathrow urges for further reopening of travel

    Published on : Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    According to reports, Heathrow has welcomed just 536,000 passengers in April, down 92 per cent from the pre-pandemic figure of 6.2 million recorded in the same month of 2019. In response, the airport called on the government to add more …

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  • Heathrow records further losses for first quarter of 2021

    Published on : Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Heathrow airport has recorded a further £329 million loss for quarter one of 2021, as only 1.7 million passengers travelled through the airport, down 91 per cent compared to the first three months of 2019. The new figure brings total …

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  • Heathrow passengers decline back to 1960s levels

    Published on : Friday, March 12, 2021

    According to latest reports, monthly passenger numbers at Heathrow fell below 500,000 last month, the lowest since 1966. The airport said the decline was due to the ban on all but essential travel, blanket quarantine, pre-departure and post-arrival testing. In …

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  • Heathrow introduces COVID-19 testing pilot among employees

    Published on : Monday, February 1, 2021

    Heathrow has recently started working with NHS to deliver rapid lateral flow tests to employees as it seeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the airport. The scheme has been designed to support measures already in place to keep …

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  • Heathrow witnesses huge drop in traffic in 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Heathrow recently reported that passenger numbers fall by 73 per cent last year as COVID-19 restrictions took a huge toll on the aviation sector. A total of 22 million people passed through the airport. In December, passenger numbers plummeted 83 …

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  • Heathrow reminds passengers of COVID-19 guidelines ahead of busy Christmas getaway

    Published on : Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    As Heathrow prepares for a much needed boost in the form of the Christmas getaway and the capital moves into Tier 3, passengers are being reminded of guidelines at the airport. Measures come with a stark explanation from the airport …

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  • Heathrow airport may go for a series of strikes in December

    Published on : Friday, November 20, 2020

    UK’s busiest airport, Heathrow airport will “grind to a halt” during series of strikes in December, the Unite union has claimed. The union members including firefighters, engineers, campus security, baggage operations, operational and airside workers voted 85 per cent in …

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  • Paris Charles de Gaulle overtakes Heathrow as Europe’s largest airport

    Published on : Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    Heathrow lost its place as the largest airport in Europe for the first time and has been overtaken by the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. As the total losses at the U.K. airport climbed to £1.5bn in the first nine …

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  • Heathrow seeks airport testing to revive traffic

    Published on : Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Heathrow Airport authorities are seeking strong COVID testing facility at the airport to revive passenger demand and traffic.

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  • Heathrow is now the UK’s gateway to sea and sand with extended short-haul network

    Published on : Saturday, July 25, 2020

    Heathrow is welcoming back passengers ready for a summer getaway, offering them increased choice in direct, short-haul travel at some of the airport’s lowest prices. The airport’s new routes come as a raft of safety protocols and the adoption of …

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  • United introduces touchless kiosk at Heathrow

    Published on : Friday, July 17, 2020

    United Airlines recently introduced one of the first touchless check-in experiences of any airline at London Heathrow Airport.

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  • Heathrow Airport expects 90 per cent fall in April

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Throughout the coronavirus pandemic Heathrow, normally the busiest in Europe, remained open and reported a 52 per cent slump in passenger numbers in March 2020 to 3.1 million.   Since the 1980s the airport has experienced its worst month and …

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  • Collapse in aviation demand leads to closure of one Heathrow runway

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    After British Airways announced further cuts to services, Heathrow seeing the collapse in aviation demand announced that it will close one of its two runways from Monday. Currently the airport alternate flights taking off and landing at each runway and …

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  • Heathrow welcomed 5.4 million passengers, numbers down by 4.8%

    Published on : Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    Due to the coronavirus outbreak Heathrow welcomed 5.4 million passengers  in February and the fall was because of the lowering demand on Asian and European routes.   A Heathrow official said that the demand will continue to weaken going into …

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  • Technical failure triggers travel chaos and cancellations at Heathrow Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

     Due to an IT failure involving the check-in systems tens of thousands of passengers at Heathrow have had their flights cancelled.   On Monday more than 10,000 passengers had to cancel their flights to and from the busiest airport in …

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  • Insta-Wonders of the World Fly Into Heathrow

    Published on : Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Four of the world’s most Instagrammed pieces of street art have been recreated at Heathrow to provide passengers with the perfect ‘post’ moment when starting their journey at Heathrow.   The artwork aims to make Heathrow the most Instagrammed airport …

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  • Paris Charles de Gaulle to take top spot as Europe’s Airport, leaves Heathrow behind

    Published on : Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    l Within 18 months the Paris Charles de Gaulle is set to eclipse Heathrow airport as Europe’s leading aviation hub. The French capital airport has four runways as compared with two at Heathrow. Paris CDG in 2019 grew by around …

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  • Heathrow Plan for 2020s Delivers Lower Airfares

    Published on : Tuesday, December 24, 2019

    Heathrow will submit an Initial Business Plan this week to the CAA showing how it will deliver expansion and connect all of Britain to global growth. The plan has been carefully crafted following engagement with consumers, business groups, local communities …

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  • Delay in Heathrow’s third runway, expansion expected to complete in late 2029

    Published on : Friday, December 20, 2019

     The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has been blamed by the Heathrow’s owners for delaying the opening of the planned third runway at Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport.     For 2026 the expansion was originally promised and the Heathrow Airport Limited …

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  • Emergency landing of a British Airways flight to Heathrow

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    After a British Airways flight BA548 took off normally from Heathrow to Rome’s Fiumicino airport before 9 am it turned around soon.   Shortly after the Airbus A321 had crossed the channel coast ay Dungeness after less than 20 minutes, …

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