British Airways launches two-per-week summer service from Heathrow to Charleston, South Carolina

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers can swing their way to charming Charleston next summer as British Airways launches a new route to the soulful South Carolina city. From April 4, 2019, British Airways will launch a two-per-week summer service from Heathrow, Terminal 5 and will be the only airline flying direct between… Read the full press release

British Airways to operate daily flight between Tennessee and Heathrow next summer

Nashville is the fastest new route to move to a daily service in 10 years Additional two weekly services added on flight from London LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is set to increase its flights to Nashville next summer, operating a daily flight between Tennessee and Heathrow. The addition of two… Read the full press release

Heathrow invests in the restoration of UK peatlands to offset carbon emissions

Lancashire nature reserve is first peatland restoration chosen by Heathrow as carbon offsetting project Heathrow plans for the airport to be carbon neutral by 2020, and eventually for its infrastructure to be zero carbon by 2050 Heathrow research into peatland restoration could help UK aviation industry fulfil its international carbon commitments   Terminal 2 becomes one… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces 37 companies progressing to the next round in its search for expansion Innovation Partners

Following first stage of innovation partner process, airport announces list of successful final bids 37 companies invited to pitch their ideas on how to deliver expansion Over 150 ideas submitted looking at sustainability, retail and operational solutions The most recent milestone as Heathrow airport gets on with the delivery of its third runway, following overwhelming… Read the full press release

Energy Crop Solutions and Andrew Swift win Heathrow’s first ever Sustainable Innovation Prizes

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Essex based start-up Energy Crop Solutions and local resident Andrew Swift have won Heathrow’s first ever Sustainable Innovation Prizes. Beating other applications from SMEs across the UK and airport workers, the winners were judged as the best solutions which could solve some of the sustainability challenges facing airports… Read the full press release

Heathrow invites passengers to share submissions of distinctive holiday sounds

Heathrow invites public to capture the holiday feeling by sharing their genuine Sound Escape Passengers invited to share submissions of distinctive holiday sounds The airport is collaborating with award-winning composer and sound artist Nick Ryan Sounds will be combined to create a unique, captivating and immersive soundscape LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Heathrow welcomes thrice weekly Tianjin Airlines service from Chongqing, China

Heathrow welcomes first direct flight to Chongqing, a Chinese economic powerhouse and popular tourist destination Route now the 10th direct Chinese connection from Heathrow, the UK’s only Hub airport and gateway to China Expansion will allow Heathrow to establish even more links to China, and compete with rival EU Hub airports LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-03 —… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals 20 winners of this year’s World of Opportunity Programme

For the second year, Heathrow has partnered with the Department for International Trade ‘Exporting is GREAT Campaign’ to fund 20 SME’s exporting ambitions​ SME’s will be awarded a total of £40,000 to support international trade missions and foreign market research​ This year’s winners include designers, manufacturers and retailers from across the UK all looking to… Read the full press release

Heathrow to use Textio to highlight unconscious bias in job adverts

Heathrow is the first UK airport to use Textio to highlight unconscious bias in job adverts – other companies who use the programme report a 23% increase in female applicants In September, Heathrow will launch the airport’s first career returners programme supporting individuals looking to step back into professional roles Announcements follow Heathrow’s signing of the Women… Read the full press release

New 1000 sq.ft. HARRY POTTER™ SHOP opens at Heathrow Terminal 5 departure lounge

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — THE new HARRY POTTER™ SHOP has officially opened its doors at Heathrow Terminal 5. The new 1000 sq.ft. space, which is nearly double the size of the previous store, will be situated in Terminal 5 departure lounge. The new HARRY POTTER™ SHOP will offer a wider selection of… Read the full press release

British Airways launches a year round four-per-week service to Pittsburgh from Heathrow

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways will shortly become the only airline to offer a direct flight from the UK to Pittsburgh. From April 2, 2019, the airline will launch a year round four-per-week service to the Pennsylvanian city from Heathrow. The new route will take the number of US destinations the airline… Read the full press release

Heathrow welcomes new addition to its dining offer with the opening of Spuntino this December 2018

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Hidden away in the heart of Soho at No.61 Rupert Street is Spuntino, a restaurant that consists of 27 stools and a popcorn machine.  The New York comfort-food inspired eatery has developed a cult following with London foodies and is soon to be opening its doors at… Read the full press release

Heathrow hosts first of a series of events to promote accessible air travel to persons with disabilities

First Heathrow Open Day will welcome passengers with disabilities on a tour of Terminal 5 Prospective passengers will view Heathrow’s assistance options, ask questions, offer suggestions and grow their confidence before they fly   New CAA Airport Accessibility Report acknowledges Heathrow’s improvements in its customer service for persons with disabilities LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Heathrow welcomes China Southern’s two new direct routes to the Chinese cities: Wuhan and Sanya

China Southern to launch new direct services to Wuhan and Sanya – yet European hub airports competitors are still flying to 10 more Chinese destinations Analysis from CEBR reveals that the value of exports passing through Heathrow has increased by £2.9 billion since Q1 2017 however risks from capacity constraints remain For the second year,… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s most popular food exports served at Cargo conference Multimodal in its first mobile “Export Café

Heathrow’s most popular food exports served at Cargo conference Multimodal in a limited edition café Scottish shortbread and smoked salmon, Welsh jam, Cornish tea and Northern Ireland drinks featured on the menu New Heathrow cargo data reveals surprising destinations British food staples fly to LONDON, UK, 2018-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow is treating delegates… Read the full press release

British Airways starts new direct service between Heathrow and Nashville

Country music star Stella Parton hits the high notes at Heathrow to celebrate British Airways’ new direct service LONDON, 2018-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The only direct route between Europe and Nashville launches this week (May 4) when British Airways starts flying between Heathrow and Music City. To celebrate the new five-a-week service the airline welcomed… Read the full press release

British Airways inaugurates non-stop service from London to Seychelles

LONDON, 2018-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ new summer seasonal Seychelles flights are already set to move to year-round, operating twice a week, every week of the year. On March 25, the airline’s first flight touched down at Mahé International Airport so customers can now fly direct from Heathrow Terminal 5 to one of the most… Read the full press release

Heathrow and Airbus mark the 10th anniversary of A380 operations in London

LONDON, UK, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow and Airbus are celebrating the 10th anniversary of A380 operations at the airport, which began on March 18th 2008 with the arrival of the first A380 – a Singapore Airlines flight SQ308 from Singapore Changi airport, making Heathrow one of the first to welcome Airbus’ iconic double decker. Heathrow is now… Read the full press release

Heathrow collaborates with spoken word artist Caleb Femi to launch his new poem A Tale of Modern Britain

Heathrow collaborates with spoken word artist Caleb Femi to launch his new poem A Tale of Modern Britain   Heathrow partners with London’s Young People’s Laureate Caleb Femi to describe Modern Britain and travel in 2018 New research into what being British means found that one in five Brits (20%) now travel to visit family… Read the full press release

Heathrow identifies options which could reduce overall cost of expansion by £2.5 billion

Heathrow identifies options which could reduce overall cost of expansion by £2.5 billion Reduced cost options developed with input from airlines and will be consulted on in January Savings would be delivered without compromising on Heathrow’s commitments to local communities or passenger experience LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has identified options that… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces £23 million investment to improve travel experience of passengers with disabilities and mobility restrictions

Airport and airline partners invest £23 million in new contract with partner OmniServ to improve passenger service for those living with disabling conditions or mobility restrictions New services launched include lanyards for passengers with hidden disabilities, new specialised signage to identify special assistance areas, and an on-demand service for British Sign Language translators Revamped service… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals new noise metrics and shows noise footprint at its smallest since tracking started in 2006

15% fewer households affected by noise levels New quarterly ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table unveiled, ranking airlines on noise and emission performance from April to June LONDON, UK, 2017-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A new annual noise contour report shows that Heathrow airport’s noise footprint continues to shrink – with over 52,000 fewer households… Read the full press release

Heathrow becomes an accredited Living Wage employer

Heathrow becomes an accredited Living Wage employer as part of its vision for the airport to be a great place to live and work Accreditation from The Living Wage Foundation will see 3,200 airport workers receive the living wage in this first phased transition and by the end of 2020 Heathrow’s vision goes further than accreditation… Read the full press release

British Airways launches its latest winter sun campaign

London, UK, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To bring some sunshine to Brits as the temperatures start to drop and the days start to draw in, British Airways is launching its latest winter sun campaign. The airline offers great value flights and holidays from Gatwick to destinations which include the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico and the… Read the full press release

Heathrow welcomes Eurowings’ new service to Salzburg

LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — German low-cost carrier, Eurowings, expands its network from the UK with a new flight from Heathrow to Salzburg, the first of which took off yesterday afternoon. The new flights will operate twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturdays, arriving from Salzburg at 1350 and departing London at 1435. All… Read the full press release

British Airways offers more low fares (at under £40) on its winter short-haul routes from Heathrow

LONDON, 2017-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has this week announced it is offering customers more fares for under £40 than ever before from Heathrow this winter, with the most affordable starting from £30 or under, each-way. These routes include Luxembourg (from £27), Palma (from £28), Malaga (from £30) and Bilbao (from £30). It’s… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s new “Fly Quiet and Clean” report ranks airlines on noise and emission performance from April to June

Air India ‘most improved’ up 37 places to number Heathrow marks its first month without Chapter 3 aircraft – the oldest and noisiest classification of planes LONDON, 2017-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow’s new “Fly Quiet and Clean” report shows airlines are increasingly using the quietest, cleanest aircraft in their routes to Britain’s hub airport. The… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s biodiversity engineers uncover the 3,000th species residing in the landside areas of the airport

LONDON, 2017-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow’s biodiversity engineers are in a flutter after uncovering what is the 3,000th species known to be living in the 170 hectares of biodiversity lands the airport manages. Why and how Cydalima Perspectalis, more commonly known as the Box Tree Moth, came to reside at the airport is still to be… Read the full press release

British Airways adds extra flights from Heathrow and Gatwick this winter

British Airways adds extra flights from Heathrow and Gatwick this winter   London, 2017-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is making enjoying the winter sun even easier for customers this year with extra flights from Heathrow and Gatwick being added to the airline’s schedules. The airline is launching a new route from Heathrow… Read the full press release

British Airways launches two cool new ski routes for winter from Heathrow

British Airways launches two cool new ski routes for winter from Heathrow   LONDON, 2017-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — As summer temperatures continue to rise across the UK, British Airways is launching two cool new ski routes for winter and more flights available from Heathrow for under £40 than ever before. The new Heathrow… Read the full press release