Heathrow launches public consultations for its expansion

10-week consultation offers the public an opportunity to shape Heathrow’s future and how the airport will serve local communities and the UK economy Heathrow is seeking views on options to deliver and operate an expanded airport, alongside principles of new airspace design Consultation is latest delivery milestone and comes ahead of a Parliamentary vote in… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport launches campaign in search for the new independent Community Engagement Board (CEB) head

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow Airport, alongside the Heathrow Airport Consultative Committee (HACC), have launched a campaign to recruit a high-profile Chair to head up the new independent Community Engagement Board (CEB). The CEB will take on the role of the current consultative committee and was a recommendation by the Airports Commission,… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport welcomes new spacious Qantas London Lounge

LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas welcomes customers into the new spacious Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport today, as the airline counts down to its non-stop 787 Dreamliner flights between London and Australia. Qantas has spent the past 12 months building a dedicated lounge at Heathrow as part of a multi-million dollar… Read the full press release

Heathrow becomes the first airport in the world to enlist ‘Food Instagram Ambassadors’

LONDON, 2017-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Hemsley + Hemsley help passengers improve their Instagram skills to capture the best international cuisine Hemsley + Hemsley lead Heathrow’s month-long Taste the World celebration of food tourism Taste The World follows new research revealing that one in seven UK travellers has chosen a holiday destination based solely on food seen on Instagram… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Chief Operating Officer, Normand Boivin to leave; Derek Provan appointed Interim

LONDON, 2017-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — After six successful years at Heathrow, Chief Operating Officer, Normand Boivin has chosen to leave the business for personal reasons. Since joining Heathrow in 2011, Boivin has led step changes in the way the airport operates and transformed the resilience of its operation. Before he joined Heathrow as COO, Boivin was… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport hosts its first annual special assistance Open Day

Airport hosts first ever Open Day for those with disabilities and mobility restrictions 36 exhibitors took part, including charities and airlines, and passengers were able to experience what an airport journey would be like More than one million passengers at Heathrow request special assistance LONDON, 2017-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow welcomed over 80… Read the full press release

Heathrow partners with Grab to launch a food and drink pre-order service

New in-app service helps passengers order food ahead of travel LONDON, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has partnered with leading US provider Grab to launch a food and drink pre-order service. Hosted within the Heathrow app, passengers will now be able to enjoy fantastic food before they fly.  The service trial has launched… Read the full press release

3rd annual Heathrow’s Midnight Runway Marathon raised over £50,000 for charity

350 runners from across Team Heathrow raised over £50,000 for charity Four local and national charities set to receive the donations from this year’s event LONDON, 2017-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Now in its third year, Heathrow’s Midnight Runway Marathon has raised over £50,000 for charity. 350 runners from across team Heathrow competed in… Read the full press release

Heathrow urged the Government to scrap domestic Air Passenger Duty (‘APD’) on all UK flights

Chancellor urged to support British industry in Autumn Budget by scrapping uncompetitive aviation tax on internal flights Proposal builds on Heathrow’s efforts to improve domestic access to UK’s hub – saving passengers at least £24 million annually on flights to Heathrow alone, boosting domestic journeys by 8% and driving economic growth during key early years… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo introduces its Climate Control Centre and launches weekly freighter service to London’s Heathrow airport

Qatar Airways Cargo introduces its Climate Control Centre and launches weekly freighter service to London’s Heathrow airport   The cargo carrier introduces its Climate Control Centre, a new transit facility for temperature-controlled shipments at Doha hub London Heathrow will join the cargo carrier’s freighter network starting 3 June Doha, Qatar, 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

New Arrivals Lounge By Plaza Premium Group Opens In Heathrow Airport

New Arrivals Lounge By Plaza Premium Group Opens In Heathrow Airport   London, 2017-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — A new arrivals lounge has been unveiled at London Heathrow Airport which will benefit both passengers and airport visitors alike. The lounge located in Terminal 4 arrivals will feature 25 luxury shower rooms, a lounge and… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific unveils its newly renovated First and Business Class Lounge at Heathrow Airport

Cathay Pacific unveils its newly renovated First and Business Class Lounge at Heathrow Airport   Featuring separate First and Business Class areas, the London lounge encapsulates the airline’s brand philosophy of a ‘Life Well Travelled’ HONG KONG, 2016-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific today (28 Nov 2016) unveiled its First and Business Class Lounge… Read the full press release

Javier Echave appointed Chief Financial Officer, Heathrow Airport

Javier Echave appointed Chief Financial Officer, Heathrow Airport   LONDON, 2016-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Javier Echave has been confirmed in the role of Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect, having acted in the role on an interim basis. Javier is a highly experienced finance director having held senior roles in the UK and Europe,… Read the full press release

The Heathrow Business Summit welcomed over 200 SMEs seeking to join the airport’s supply chain

Over 200 SMEs attended Heathrow’s 20th annual Business Summit, tendering to join the airport’s supply chain “Heathrow is a cornerstone of the UK’s economic security” – Ian Ballentine, Heathrow’s Procurement Director Heathrow expansion will provide even more opportunities for small businesses, creating up to £211bn in economic benefits and up to 180,000 jobs across 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 Skills Taskforce Chair Lord David Blunkett warned of an ever-growing skills gap

Former Secretary of State for Education and Employment says Government’s infrastructure projects mean new action on up-skilling is needed 13 members join Lord David Blunkett’s taskforce for first meeting to identify and implement the skills programmes needed for Heathrow expansion and beyond Taskforce ready to deliver a much needed boost to skills, following the Government’s… Read the full press release

Heathrow launches series of commitments to guarantee UK’s SME involvement in future work at the airport

LONDON, 2016-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has launched a series of commitments to guarantee SME involvement in future work at the airport as well as a competition for a business to win a £5,000 development grant. The commitments are the latest output from the long-standing collaboration between Heathrow, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)… Read the full press release

Heathrow works with Alzheimer’s Society to support its commitment to be the world’s first dementia friendly airport

LONDON, 2016-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow is working with Alzheimer’s Society to change global attitudes towards dementia as part of the charity’s Dementia Friendly Communities programme. The airport has pledged to make all 76,000 people that work at the airport dementia aware through the provision of ‘Dementia Friends’ sessions, training and online resources. The… Read the full press release

Heathrow poll shows support for its expansion plans remains strong in local communities

      51% of residents in 12 local constituencies support expansion at Heathrow, and 35% oppose       59% of residents feel positive about the airport, and only 8% feel negative LONDON, 2016-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Populus polling released by Heathrow today shows support for the airport’s expansion plans remains strong in local communities. … Read the full press release

Heathrow airport celebrated 30th anniversary of Terminal 4

LONDON, 2016-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow’s 70th year has seen another significant milestone in the airports history with Terminal 4 turning thirty. Colleagues at Heathrow celebrated the 30th anniversary of its opening on Friday (1/4).Officially opened by His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Princess Diana on Tuesday 1st April 1986, the terminal cost around… Read the full press release

Qantas to begin construction of new premium lounge at Heathrow Airport in September 2016

SYDNEY, 2016-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — London is the location for Qantas’ next flagship global lounge, with construction on a new, dedicated facility at Heathrow Airport to begin in September 2016. The premium lounge will occupy a split-level space in Terminal 3 that will have capacity for approximately 230 people and offer views over the… Read the full press release

Civil Aviation Authority report: night noise at Heathrow Airport decreased by 25% over the past 9 years

Over the past 9 years, the area around the airport affected by higher levels of night noise has decreased by 25% 25% fewer households affected by these noise levels at night than in 2006 Heathrow begins trialling steeper approaches this week, which could reduce noise for people living under flight paths LONDON, 2015-9-22 — /Travel… Read the full press release

New advertisements featuring Glasgow as leading UK investment destination live at Heathrow Airport

LONDON, 2015-9-22 — /Travel PR News/ — In Heathrow’s latest bid to drive growth in the UK’s great cities and regions, new advertisements featuring Glasgow go live today across all the terminals at the UK’s only hub. The six-week partnership with Glasgow City Council is part of a year-long campaign seeking to drive foreign direct… Read the full press release

Dr Beccy Bowden appointed new director Heathrow Community Fund

LONDON, 2015-7-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow Community Fund has appointed a new Director, Dr Beccy Bowden, to develop the future potential of the grant-making charity and its work in communities local to Heathrow Airport. The new appointment comes as the Fund announced its half-year grant awards of more than £283,000 in the first… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the new Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal

LONDON, 2014-6-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will today officially open the new Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal, almost 60 years after HM opened the original Terminal 2: The Queen’s Building. The new terminal is a £2.5 billion project and marks the latest phase of an £11… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport reports 5.4 million passengers in November 2013

5.4 million passengers passed through Heathrow in November 2013, up 0.6% on the previous year Seats per aircraft increased 1.5%, whilst load factors dropped 2.6 percentage points on last year, to 70.2%. Passengers per aircraft decreased 2.1% to 142.0 BRIC passengers were up by 5.5%, with China up 15.9%, India up 6.7% and Brazil up… Read the full press release

Dixons Travel unveiled new concept store at Heathrow’s Terminal 5

The UK’s largest specialist electrical retailer, Dixons Retail, unveils its new concept store for its travel brand, Dixons Travel, at Heathrow’s Terminal 5. 2013-09-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The new space will offer the latest tech alongside holiday essentials in a future-facing layout which is more interactive and free-flowing, allowing travellers to shop with ease. The Terminal… Read the full press release

London Ambulance Service declared Heathrow Airport as the safest place in London to have a cardiac arrest

Response time to medical emergencies far exceeds national target Six times more likely to survive a cardiac arrest at Heathrow than anywhere else in London Heathrow only UK airport to have specialist bike-riding paramedics Passengers never more than 2 minutes away from a defibrillator Over 100 front line managers trained in life saving first aid… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport reports 18.9% increase of its East Asia traffic in July 2013

2013-08-13— /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow saw 6.9 million passengers in July, a 5.5% increase on July 2012. The growth is largely attributable to lower traffic in July last year as a result of the timing of the London Olympics. Load factors continued to be high at the same time as average aircraft size maintained its recent upward… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport launched first ever ‘Food on the Fly’ food guide

2013-07-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Heathrow’s first ever food guide, created in conjunction with John Torode and Gregg Wallace – who were appointed as the airport’s official taste buds earlier this year – has been released ahead of the busy summer holiday period. Thousands of copies of Food on the Fly are being handed out to passengers this week… Read the full press release