Category Archives: Heathrow

Qantas makes historic first direct flight

Qantas’ first non-stop UK to Australia flight has entered service, the only direct air link between Europe and Australia.

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Select Committee backs R3, with conditions

The Transport Select Committee has published its report on the AIrports National Policy Statement, and says Government should approve the expansion of Heathrow, with conditions on noise and costs.

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Heathrow adds new chinese routes

Starting this summer, Heathrow-based Hainan Airlines and Tianjin Airlines will provide the UK’s first direct connections to the growing cities of Changsha and X’ian in three weekly service, while Beijing Capital Airlines has also announced it will convert its existing … Continue reading

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Heathrow Southern Access to be privately funded

Private companies have been asked to come forward with ideas to deliver a new southern rail link to Heathrow Airport as part of a ‘call for ideas’ by the Government.

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Spelthorne set to back R3

Spelthorne Council looks set to back expansion at Heathrow Airport, as it is set to confirm their position at their next cabinet meeting.

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Hounslow sticks to “better not bigger” Heathrow

Hounslow Council has submitted its response to Heathrow Airport’s two consultations regarding the proposal for a new Northwest Runway at Heathrow, still opposing expansion, but taking a pragmatic attitude to commenting on it, and asking for improved mitigation of noise … Continue reading

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Record February for Heathrow

Heathrow welcomed a record 5.4 million passengers in February, an increase of 2.4% on last year, and posted a record freight performance.

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Export Climate Index backs R3, and export support

Heathrow Airport has released the results of its first “Export Climate Index,” which tracks the health of the UK’s export economy and suggests a third runway is important to improve the UK’s export capability, and that a coherent programme of … Continue reading

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Heathrow posts record 2017

Heathrow grew at its fastest rate in five years in 2017, welcoming a record 78 million passengers (+3.1%) while retaining its position as Europe’s top-rated major airport for the third year running.

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Heathrow reports busiest January

Heathrow Airport welcomed 5.8 million passengers in January, with passenger volumes up 1.1% on 2017, and with January the 15th consecutive record month.

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Heathrow begins national tour

Heathrow Airport has launched a nationwide tour of the 65 sites still in the running to be the off-site construction centres for Heathrow expansion.

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Heathrow Hub criticises R3 plans

Heathrow Hub, the group promoting expansion at Heathrow through an extended northern runway rather than a new third runway, have responded to Heathrow’s latest round of consultation on their expansion plans.

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Report says China link worth £510m

A  new Frontier Economics report says that new direct flights from Heathrow to China contribute £510 million per year in GDP to the UK economy and create 14,550 jobs.

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Heathrow launches sustainability prize

UK businesses and organisations are being invited to apply for Heathrow’s first Sustainable Innovation Prize submitting ideas on how to address the environmental challenges of airports and the aviation industry.

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R3 consultation launched

Heathrow Airport has launched what is set to be one of the largest public consultations in the country’s history.

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2017 another record year for Heathrow

78 million passengers travelled through Heathrow Airport in 2017, up 3.1% on 2016, with passenger volumes driven by larger and fuller aircraft.

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Heathrow to propose R3 cost reduction

Heathrow say they have identified options that could enable delivery of an expanded hub airport for Britain for £2.5bn less than the plans submitted to the Airports Commission in 2015 by adding capacity at T2 and T5 instead of building … Continue reading

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Heathrow opens R3 consultation

Heathrow Airport has unveiled the details of a its first phase of public planning consultation on the project set for the new year.

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Is Heathrow electric?

Heathrow has reached a key milestone in its pledge to ‘Go Electric’ with the delivery of the 50th electric vehicle to the airport’s fleet.

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Heathrow Hub teams up with Gatwick

Heathrow Hub, the group promoting expansion at Heathrow through the extension of its Northern Runway, has presented to the Transport Select Committee alongside Gatwick Airport, suggesting phased expansion at both airports is a better solution than the Gvernment’s preferred option … Continue reading

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