Heathrow Makes A Major Push to Support More Offsite Construction in the UK

Heathrow Makes A Major Push to Support More Offsite Construction in the UK   Heathrow to use £16bn expansion to push growth in off-site construction in UK In a first for a major infrastructure project, Heathrow invites communities across Britain to showcase why their area should host one of four new off-site logistics hubs New… Read the full press release

Qantas’ Perth-London (Heathrow) route goes on sale

Sydney, Australia, 2017-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Australians can now book non-stop flights* from Australia to Europe for the first time, with tickets for Qantas’ Perth-London (Heathrow) route going on sale today. Daily flights on the history-making route begin on 24 March 2018 and form part of a new Melbourne-Perth-London return service. The services will… Read the full press release

The Airports Council International names Heathrow as the Best Airport in Europe

Heathrow has been awarded Best Airport in Europe amongst airports with over 40 million passengers per year by its passengers. 82% of passengers rated their Heathrow experience as either “very good” or “excellent” in 2016 – a record score. LONDON, 2017-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airports Council International (Global) has announced the winners of… Read the full press release

Heathrow cuts passenger charges on domestic trips by £10

Heathrow cuts passenger charges on domestic trips by £10   Heathrow fulfils pledge to families and businesses across Britain by cutting domestic passenger charges by over a third – resulting in over a £500m saving The discount is a key part of Heathrow’s plan to encourage growth outside London by making it cheaper to travel… Read the full press release

Scottish highlands icons at Heathrow’s Terminal Five as part of partnership activity between VisitScotland and Heathrow

Evelyn Lamous from Chicago meets members of the Clanranald Trust at Heathrow Airport   Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Air passengers in London were forced to do a double take this weekend as kilted Highlanders, a ceilidh band and even the famous Calanais Standing Stones were spotted at Heathrow’s Terminal Five. The… Read the full press release

Heathrow recognised for its “First Flight” television advert at 2016 London International Awards

LONDON, 2016-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has been recognised at this year’s London International Awards for its use of music and sound in its newest television advert, titled “First Flight”. The Television advert beat John Lewis’ Christmas advert to claim Gold in the category. LIA (formerly known as London International Advertising Awards) is a… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s Development Director Phil Wilbraham: British businesses of all sizes would benefit from Heathrow expansion

LONDON, 2016-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — In the first speech since the Government’s decision to expand Britain’s hub airport at Heathrow, Heathrow’s Development Director Phil Wilbraham will confirm British businesses of all sizes would benefit from expansion from day one. Speaking at London Build 2016, he will announce that the airport would begin signing initial contracts with… Read the full press release

Heathrow won “Airport Operator of the Year” and “Marketing Campaign of the Year” at this year’s Frontier awards

Heathrow won “Airport Operator of the Year” and “Marketing Campaign of the Year” at this year’s Frontier awards   LONDON, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has been recognized for two titles at this year’s Frontier awards. Heathrow was named ‘Airport Operator of the Year’ beating Helsinki and Nice and won ‘Marketing Campaign of the… Read the full press release

Heathrow installs fifty new noise monitors in local areas

50 new noise monitors are being added to more than double the airport’s existing network New figures show a 5.5% increase in the proportion of quieter, new generation aircraft using the airport Heathrow launches its second ‘Blueprint for Noise Reduction’ today LONDON, 2016-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has begun the installation of fifty new… Read the full press release

British Airways with UK’s biggest airports and supported by Visit Britain let kids under 12 fly free on domestic flights

LONDON, 2016-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Families look set to celebrate the summer in the sky thanks to a partnership between British Airways and some of the UK’s biggest airports. Supported by Visit Britain, British Airways is working in partnership with Belfast City, Heathrow, Inverness, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle International airports to give families a… Read the full press release

ITV’s ‘Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport’ 2nd episode airs on Monday night

LONDON, 2016-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The second episode of ITV’s ‘Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport’ airs on Monday night at 9pm and promises to give viewers more fascinating insights into UK’s only global hub. There are hopes it will top the 3.7 million viewers received for the first episode of the three-part series shown last… Read the full press release

Pupils from schools around Heathrow got an introduction to coding and robotics through the Secondary School Challenge

LONDON, 2016-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Over 2600 pupils from schools around Heathrow got an introduction to coding and robotics through the Secondary School Challenge. Taking place from March to May, the Heathrow Secondary School Challenge visited 14 schools across the boroughs of Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Slough and Spelthorne where over half of Heathrow’s 76,000… Read the full press release

Heathrow to exceed the conditions set out in the Airports Commission’s recommendation for Heathrow expansion

Airports Commission unanimously recommended Heathrow expansion Heathrow will exceed the overall package of conditions the Commission set Measures include support for an early introduction of ban on scheduled flights for six and a half hours every night after expansion planning consent received and the necessary airspace is modernised Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye writes to the… Read the full press release

Heathrow releases UK’s first airport sustainable restaurant guide—Ingredients for Success

LONDON, 2016-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has today released Ingredients for Success, the UK’s first airport sustainable restaurant guide. Drafted in partnership with the respected Sustainable Restaurant Association, and with the collaboration of leading food and beverage retailers at the airport, Ingredients for Success builds on the common ground between retailers’ own sustainability goals… Read the full press release

Time Based Separation innovative new procedure pioneered at Heathrow wins Single European Sky Award

LONDON, 2016-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — An innovative new procedure pioneered at Heathrow that allows more aircraft to land per hour during heavy head winds won one of five  Single European Sky Awards yesterday. The operating procedure, called Time Based Separation (TBS), is a world-first at Heathrow, and came as a result of a partnership between… Read the full press release

Heathrow: Western Rail Link has the potential to remove up to one million car journeys from local roads

Link to Great Western Main Line part of airport’s plans to reduce emissions and congestion Journey times between Heathrow airport and the Thames Valley, and all points west to be cut dramatically Increased access to Britain’s hub airport, will increase export opportunities for local business LONDON, 2016-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow is urging supporters… Read the full press release

Heathrow, Westfield Sportscars, and Oxbotica to bring Ultra POD technology on the streets of Greenwich

Airport’s ”Ultra POD”  technology joins GATEway driverless car project in Greenwich  LONDON, 2016-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow will be working in collaboration with Westfield Sportscars, and Oxbotica, to develop new iconic automated pods for public trials this summer. Using entirely British engineering and software capabilities, the three companies will develop pods capable of operating… Read the full press release

Over 135 more chargers for at least another 260 electric vehicles to be installed at Heathrow

Progress reports against Heathrow’s 2015 ‘blueprint’ commitments to reduce airport noise, emissions and traffic are published today CEO signals even more ambitious plans for Heathrow to be environmentally responsible LONDON, 2016-1-5 — /Travel PR News/ — The go-ahead to install over 135 more chargers for at least another 260 electric vehicles has been given today… Read the full press release

ComRes poll: Heathrow expansion has more support from MPs

MPs across the two main parties are united in the need for Heathrow expansion  68% Conservative and 66% Labour) 9 in 10 MPs say more airport expansion is needed in the south east LONDON, 2016-1-5 — /Travel PR News/ — ​The first polling to be released since the Government’s response to the Airport’s Commission report… Read the full press release

Heathrow marks 70 years since it officially became a commercial airport

On 1st January 1946, ownership of Heathrow was transferred to the Ministry of Civil Aviation Newly named ‘London Airport’ officially opened for civilian use on 31 May 1946 Today Heathrow manages 73 million passengers experiencing world-class facilities in Terminal 2 and Terminal 5 In 2015 Heathrow was voted best airport in the world by the… Read the full press release

AirPortr’s on-demand baggage delivery service arrives at Heathrow

LONDON, 2015-12-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow is pleased to announce the arrival of Portr, the London based travel-technology company to the airport, providing customers with an on-demand baggage delivery service. AirPortr delivers passengers bags within hours between London locations and Heathrow – providing same-day, on demand bag free travel for Heathrow’s passengers. AirPortr concierges… Read the full press release

Heathrow welcomes the arrival of Finnair’s first commercial flight on an A350 XWB

LONDON, 2015-10-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow welcomed today the arrival of Finnair’s first commercial flight on an A350 XWB, the newest and most advanced passenger plane of its kind.  The Airbus A350 XWB’s cutting-edge technology reduces both nitrogen oxide emissions and noise, helping Heathrow be a better neighbour to local residents. Quieter aircraft are… Read the full press release

Heathrow claims the prestigious Airport of the Year award at the Independent Travel Awards

Heathrow wins “2015 Airport of the Year” title at the Independent Travel Awards LONDON, 2015-10-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Described as ‘Best in the World’ by the Independent Travel Award panel, Heathrow topped other world class airports including Changhi Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as UK airports London City and Manchester to claim the… Read the full press release

New polling figures released show continued support for Gatwick expansion over Heathrow

In crucial year for airports expansion debate, latest polling shows Londoners continue to back Gatwick over Heathrow Growing support for Gatwick included as one of “15 reasons for 2015” why Gatwick is the obvious choice for expansion LONDON, 2015-1-6 — /Travel PR News/ — With 2015 marking a crucial year when the Airports Commission will… Read the full press release

CAA: UK airports recorded best ever first quarter on-time performance with 84% of scheduled flights ‘on-time’

• 84% of scheduled flights landed ‘on-time’ at UK airports in the first quarter of 2014. • On-time performance was six percentage points higher than the same period in 2013. • All 10 airports monitored saw punctuality improvements. • Latest CAA figures show the best first quarter on-time performance since records began. LONDON, 2014-7-14 —… Read the full press release

Star Alliance welcomed passengers to its new home in Heathrow – The new Terminal 2 | the Queen’s Terminal

First passengers arrive at Star Alliance’s new home at Heathrow LONDON, 2014-6-4 — /Travel PR News/ — The new Terminal 2 – the home of Star Alliance at Heathrow – threw open its doors to welcome its first passengers, marking the start of a new travel experience for the 12 million Star Alliance passengers who pass through… Read the full press release

Qantas Freight to relocate its UK office and all operations to dnata City cargo logistics centre at London’s Heathrow airport

Heathrow’s newest cargo facility to handle all freight operations for the carrier DUBAI, UAE / LONDON, UK, 2014-2-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — dnata and Qantas Freight announced today a partnership that will see dnata’s UK business provide the Australian carrier freight ground handling at London’s Heathrow airport. Under the agreement, Qantas Freight will relocate its UK office and all operations… Read the full press release

Ryanair expressed its regret about Sir Howard Davies’ Airports Commission shortlist

MORE POLITICAL FIDDLING, WHILE UK TOURISM BURNS Shannon, Ireland, 2013-12-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, the UK’s favourite airline today expressed its regret at the shortlist produced by the Davies’ Airport Commission which advocates a potential second runway at Gatwick or two alternatives at Heathrow, but only by 2030, and again by 2050, long after they’ll be… Read the full press release

Young designer from Leeds Mandy Hudson awarded bursary of 3 flights to New York under the British Airways Great Britons Programme

Leeds, United Kingdom, 2013-10-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — A gifted young designer from Leeds, Yorkshire is hoping to see her dreams take off thanks to a British Airways scheme to find the next generation of talent. Mandy Hudson, who at the age of 26 has already started her own fashion label, has been awarded a bursary of… Read the full press release

Airport Commission’s emphasis on noise as central to expansion selection welcomed by London Gatwick as its noise impacts are lower than those of Heathrow

The Airports Commission has rightly emphasised that aviation noise will be a central issue in any decisions about new airport capacity Gatwick’s noise impacts are many times lower than those of Heathrow because aircraft using our airport do not overfly highly populated areas in London. Nothing in the future can change this basic fact, which… Read the full press release