Category Archives: Heathrow

Heathrow logistics hubs shortlist includes Wincanton Greenford

Heathrow has revealed its shortlist of 18 sites that remain in the running for their logistics hubs locations, a vital part of their plan to deliver the airport’s expansion with Wincanton Greenford making the list. The shortlisted sites all vary … Continue reading

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Record number of passengers hit Heathrow’s runway for London Fashion Week

Heathrow welcomed 5.48 million passengers in 28 days, securing the airport’s 28th consecutive record month for passenger growth (+1.7% vs February 2018). February’s result has been boosted by London Fashion Week which showcased over 100 fashion-led businesses leading in creativity … Continue reading

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SIA says Heathrow can lead on sustainable aviation

A Science and Innovation Audit (SIA), focussed on Innovation for Sustainable Airports using Heathrow as the primary place, has been published by a consortium of partners led by Brunel University London. Heathrow Airport represents 1% of UK GDP and is … Continue reading

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Heathrow announces deal on airport charges

Heathrow has signed a landmark deal on airport charges worth hundreds of millions of pounds with airlines operating at the airport. Following detailed negotiations over the past several months, Heathrow and major airlines operating at the airport have agreed terms … Continue reading

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Heathrow hits 80 million passengers

Heathrow Airport has posted a milestone year as 80.1 million passengers passed through it, the best year in its history after eight years of consecutive growth. For the first time, Heathrow welcomed a record-breaking 80.1 million passengers (+2.7% vs 2017). … Continue reading

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Arora submit Heathrow plans

Arora Developments has submitted the first part of its plans for the expansion of Heathrow, a scoping document, offering, they say, a cheaper alternative way of expanding the airport than Heathrow’s own plans. It is thought that this is the … Continue reading

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Another record month for Heathrow sees 5.9m passengers travel through airport

Heathrow Airport recorded its 27th consecutive record month as passenger numbers continued to climb at the start of 2019. January saw 5.9 million people travel through the UK’s largest airport, up 2.1% on numbers from 2018. Africa and East Asia … Continue reading

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Segro secure Air Canada at Heathrow Cargo Centre for another 10 years

Air Canada has extended its lease at Segro’s Heathrow Cargo Centre for a further 10 years. The airline has based its UK air cargo handling operations at the facility for over four decades and insist the site remains ‘integral’ to … Continue reading

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Heathrow breaks 80m passengers a year

A record 80 million passengers travelled through the UK’s hub airport in 2018, up 2.7% on last year, with growth boosted by the use of larger and fuller aircraft. Heathrow is one of only seven airports in the world to … Continue reading

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Heathrow opens airspace consultation

An eight-week consultation on Heathrow’s Airspace & Future Operations has opened, looking at the airport’s future airspace design, and collecting views on how an expanded airport could operate – including runway alternation and proposals on night flights. The consultation affects … Continue reading

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Heathrow posts best November

Heathrow has posted its strongest November ever, as the airport sets out its plan for “carbon neutral growth”. In another consecutive record month, 6.11m passengers travelled through Heathrow in November, up 3.3%. This is the first time that passenger volumes … Continue reading

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New Cornwall route for Heathrow

The Secretary of State for Transport has announced a new direct air route between Newquay and Heathrow Airport from April 2019. The public service obligation which allows this route to run is jointly funded by a government and Cornwall Council … Continue reading

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Blunkett Task Force to reach out to West London

Lord Blunkett said that he was aiming for “a step change in reaching people in the immediate locality who have not thought of accessing careers at Heathrow” in the work of his Heathrow Skills Task Force. Lord Blunkett was speaking … Continue reading

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Heathrow recruits for expansion team

Heathrow Airport has appointed a new delivery commercial director to take charge of airport expansion. Emma-Jane Houghton joins from KPMG where she headed the Infrastructure Advisory Group She joins in February 2019 and will start by shortlisting the Heathrow “innovation … Continue reading

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Two years of record months for Heathrow

In October, Heathrow reported strong passenger growth (+4.4%). Almost 7m passengers travelled through the airport. This marked two years of consecutive record monthly volumes for the hub airport. The increases in passenger numbers are coming from larger and fuller aircraft. … Continue reading

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Grayling says connections matter

In a speech at a conference of airport operators, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said airports are vital for the UK’s future outside the EU, and that Heathrow’s expansion is a key part of that. He said: “It has never … Continue reading

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Heathrow adds Shenzhen route

Heathrow has welcomed the first UK flight arriving directly from the Chinese economic powerhouse and megacity of Shenzhen. Operated by Shenzhen Airlines, this thrice weekly service will transport up to 96,408 passengers a year and 3,120 tonnes of annual exports … Continue reading

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All time high for Heathrow

An all-time record of 60.5m passengers have travelled through Heathrow so far in 2018. Trade flowing through Heathrow increased 1.5% to a record high of 1.3m tonnes, boosted in part by this year’s 5 new services to China. Airport revenues … Continue reading

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Heathrow offers free landing charges for a year to UK’s first electric plane

Heathrow has announced that the first electric-hybrid aircraft will not have to pay Heathrow’s landing charges for a year when it is put into regular service at the UK’s international hub. In celebration of Green GB Week and inspired by … Continue reading

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Swissport expands at Heathrow

SEGRO has let a 36,000 sq ft facility to cargo handler Swissport UK, which will allow the cargo handler to grow its business at Heathrow. The international aviation services company, which provides airport ground and cargo handling services, has signed … Continue reading

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