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The Heathrow Skills Taskforce, chaired by Lord David Blunkett, has opened a six week, UK-wide online forum to gather independent views on the airport’s future education, employment and skills strategy.
A parliamentary vote approving a third runway at Heathrow may be delayed, again, this time to allow further consultation on some new passenger number projections.
Over 120 sites from across Britain have applied to host one of the four logistics hubs proposed to help build an expanded Heathrow, which the Airport dscibes as “an overwhelming show of support for the nation’s most critical infrastructure project”.
Plans to create a short new privately funded stretch of railway linking Heathrow to the south and west have been announced.
The Labour Party are preparing to oppose expansion at Heathrow, according to reports.
Heathrow has awarded 20 SMEs from across the UK funding and support packages to encourage them to export their goods or services to new international markets.
Rockspring Property Investment Managers has acquired an urban logistics assets near Heathrow from Airport Property Partnership.
Heathrow recorded its best-ever single month in its history in July as the summer getaway sent passenger numbers soaring to record highs.
Heathrow Airport has released strong financial results for the six months to June 2017.
Heathrow has opened up free noise insulation to more than 700 local residents following what the Airport describes as a successful pilot scheme.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced yet another delay in the decision to expand Heathrow, blaming the snap General Election.
Sir Howard Davies has said he is 70% pecent confident that a third runway will be built at Heathrow – in bookmakers parlance, a short odds-on favourite at around 2:1 on.
Heathrow welcomed a record 6.76 million passengers in June (+2.3% from June 2016), boosting the number of passengers travelling through the UK’s hub in the past 12 months to 77m for the first time in Heathrow’s history.
Arora Group, one of the largest landowners in the Heathrow area, has put forward their own proposals for Heathrow expansion, saying they will be up to £6.7bn cheaper than the Airport’s own proposals.
Delegates at the Place West London event focussed on Heathrow 2.0 – the Airport’s new sustainability strategy – heard how it will open huge opportunity up for West London.
Heathrow, Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport have agreed a commitment to boost integrated rail connectivity to the airport, including the addition of two new Elizabeth line trains per hour serving Terminal 5 from December 2019.
Emma Gilthorpe, Heathrow’s Executive Director responsible for delivering expansion, has announced further major steps forward in the airport’s plans to improve London’s air quality, as Heathrow gets on with delivering the third runway.
Transport Minister Lord Callanan has said that the expansion of Heathrow will happen despite it not being mentioned in the recent Queens Speech.
There has been speculation that the poor Government performance in the recent General Election puts the expansion of Heathrow at risk, but the deal wil the DUP would seem to make it more likely.
Heathrow and the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ Campaign have launched a new programme to help British SME’s identify and reach new markets for their goods or services.