Heathrow to kick off the holiday season by giving away 10,000 Christmas gifts

Here to Helpers enlisted to assist passengers and spread festive cheer  Over 3 million people to travel through Heathrow over Christmas fortnight  10,000 presents include flights, lounge access, perfume and champagne from airport shops, bars and restaurants  London, UK, 2022-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has enlisted hundreds of ‘Little Here to Helpers’ to… Read the full press release

Heathrow to donate life-saving defibrillators to local community groups, charities and small organisations

London, UK, 2022-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow is giving away defibrillators to local community groups, charities and small organisations around the airport. The life-saving devices are looking for a new home and are free of charge to any local community group that could benefit from one in the neighbouring area. The airport has recently… Read the full press release

Heathrow to extend existing capacity limits through the end of the summer season

After consultation with airlines, capacity limits at Heathrow will be extended at the same level to 29 October to support more reliable and resilient passenger journeys Since the cap was introduced, passenger journeys have improved with fewer last-minute cancellations, better punctuality and shorter wait times for bags Airline and wider airport partners could see the… Read the full press release

Heathrow Terminal 4 to reopen to travellers for the first time in over 2 years on 14 June

Terminal 4 will reopen to travellers for the first time in two years on 14 June New starters and infrastructure have been brought in for the summer peak Heathrow mobilises ‘Here to Help’ to help passengers on their journeys London, UK, 2022-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — On 14 June Terminal 4 will reopen to… Read the full press release

Mitie and Bristol Airport renew baggage screening contract

Mitie has renewed its baggage screening contract with Bristol Airport for three years, with the option to extend for a further two years, following a competitive retender process The new contract, worth £1 million a year, builds on Mitie’s experience delivering services for the airport for over 20 years London, UK, 2022-May-10 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Face coverings at Heathrow no longer mandated from Wednesday 16 March

From Wednesday 16 March, face coverings at Heathrow will no longer be mandated in Heathrow terminals, rail stations or office buildings British Airways and Virgin Atlantic welcomed the move, signalling they will be revising their onboard face covering policies as well Change in policy comes amid continued success of the vaccination programme and as society… Read the full press release

British Airways adds Nuremberg to its Heathrow short-haul network

London, UK, 2022-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (2 February 2022) announced that it will be introducing a new destination to its Heathrow short-haul network, Nuremberg, located in Bavaria, Germany. Flights to this European city will initially operate four times a week from March 27. The schedule will then increase to… Read the full press release

Travel Trends 2022 – WUNDERMAN THOMPSON PREDICTS 100 TRENDS THAT WILL DEFINE 2022

Wunderman Thompson today launches the 8th edition of The Future 100: 2022, their annual essential trend almanac offering a snapshot of the year ahead and the most compelling trends to keep on the radar. London, UK 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Future 100: 2022 from Wunderman Thompson’s futurism, research and innovation unit, Wunderman… Read the full press release

Heathrow gives away 2,000 free flu jab vouchers to local residents

London, UK, 2021-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow is offering local residents the chance to get their all-important winter flu jabs for free. This season it’s more important than ever for people to look after themselves and their loved ones, and the public are being encouraged to take the seasonal flu vaccine, as well… Read the full press release

Heathrow reopens Terminal 4 as a dedicated arrivals facility for red list countries

Heathrow rapidly reopens Terminal 4 as a dedicated arrivals facility for red list countries from 1500 on Wednesday 01 December. In response to risk of Omicron variant, the airport will maintain stringent anti-viral measures, designed to protect passengers and colleagues and reduce the risk of transmission PCR tests available on arrival to simplify new testing… Read the full press release

British Airways starts first US transatlantic flight from Gatwick to Tampa, Florida

British Airways’ first US transatlantic flight from Gatwick since the start of the pandemic takes off to Tampa, followed by Orlando British Airways will operate to more US airports than any other transatlantic carrier The airline is also set to add Dallas to its A380 route network at Heathrow from March 27, 2022 London, UK, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Heathrow to introduce a Terminal Drop-Off Charge across all terminal forecourts from 1st November

Heathrow is the last major UK airport to introduce such a charge, with similar drop-off charges in place at the other 9 largest UK airports The £5 fee – initially proposed last year – will be managed using Automatic Number Plate Recognition systems similar to those used for the London Congestion Charge and Dart Charge… Read the full press release

São Miguel and Terceira in the beautiful Azores will be part of British Airways’ Heathrow short-haul network from summer 2022

London, UK, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (15-09-2021 ) announced that it will be adding the islands of São Miguel and Terceira in the beautiful Azores archipelago to its Heathrow short-haul network from next summer. Flights to the two new summer hotspots will operate once a week, with São Miguel… Read the full press release

British Airways to reopen the doors to its Concorde Room at JFK and Heathrow on September 1

British Airways reopens its Concorde Room at New York’s JFK airport and Heathrow Terminal 5 To coincide the airline has partnered with a renowned mixologist, Mr Lyan, to create new bespoke cocktail menus available in its lounges, with two exclusive signature serves Other enhancements include ‘surprise and delight’ lounge access for selected Bronze BA executive… Read the full press release

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow partner to make travel for fully vaccinated customers quick and easy

Later this week customers travelling on selected flights from the US, Caribbean and Europe to London Heathrow will be invited to take part in a proving trial to support the Government in lifting some of the most onerous restrictions for travellers arriving from ‘amber list’ countries Fully vaccinated travellers of all nationalities will be able… Read the full press release

Heathrow celebrates 75 years as a commercial airport

New “Heathrow Historians” will share their personal take on the airport’s history in a virtual museum launched today Stories featured give a unique insight into 75 years of operations at the airport including preparations for the Millennium Bug, the anticipation of the first Concorde flight, and the excitement of VIP arrivals – from Royals to… Read the full press release

SAS launches non-stop flights from Luleå to London, Heathrow from December 17, 2021

Stockholm, Sweden, 2021-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS will introduce a seasonal route with non-stop flights from Luleå to London, Heathrow, starting December 17, 2021, to March 21, 2022. Flights will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, and it will be the only direct link between Luleå and the UK. Luleå and… Read the full press release

Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport’ returns to ITV

‘Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport’ returns to ITV this evening (8pm 10th March) for the seventh year running, revealing how the airport coped with the impacts of the global pandemic   Filmed at the end of 2020, viewers are treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how airport key workers adapted to the ever-evolving crisis  The documentary showcases Heathrow’s response to… Read the full press release

Heathrow successfully pitched two carbon-cutting concepts to Innovate UK’s Future Flight Challenge

The forward-thinking concepts could support efforts to level up and build back better, in the year the UK hosts the COP26 climate change conference Challenge aims to safeguard the UK’s advantage in aerospace R&D, reduce costs, cut emissions and create an economic boost from new forms of mobility Heathrow will work with cross-sector consortium to… Read the full press release

Heathrow explores proposal to implement Forecourt Access Charge for vehicles in response to COVID-19 impacts

Heathrow has announced it is exploring a charge for vehicle access to terminal departure forecourts from Q4 2021 to prevent car led COVID-19 recovery  Pandemic impacts have forced airport to alter transport plans in wake of 80% drop in passengers and changed travel behaviours  Revised surface access targets and Forecourt Access Charge revenue to help ensure… Read the full press release

Heathrow and Lord Blunkett released plan to drive local economic growth post-pandemic

Heathrow and Lord David Blunkett have today published the ‘Heathrow Local Recovery Plan’, in partnership with key local stakeholders The plan sets out a clear agenda for the recovery of Heathrow’s local economies after new research warned COVID-19 could result in 16,000 fewer jobs around the airport by 2021 The plan makes two policy asks… Read the full press release

British Airways launches services from Heathrow to Lahore, Pakistan

LONDON, UK, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (September 15, 2020) announced it will begin flying from Heathrow to Lahore, Pakistan, four times a week from 12 October 2020. The ‘City of Gardens’, Lahore, is known for its rich culture and will be the second city in Pakistan that British Airways… Read the full press release

Heathrow kicked off a number of pioneering technologies to provide long-lasting protection from COVID-19

Heathrow rolls out raft of anti-viral measures at key touchpoints to protect passengers, reducing the risk of transmission when travelling Some of the measures being rolled out include UV cleaning robots, anti-viral disinfecting wraps and sealants and 100 hygiene-technicians The airport has conducted an overhaul of the entire passenger journey setting out plans for more… Read the full press release

Heathrow trials technologies and processes to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission

Heathrow to drive forward development of a Common International Standard by trialling technologies and processes that reduce risk of Covid-19 transmission Trials will assess for medical effectiveness, passenger response as well as suitability to the airport environment Technologies under review include UV sanitation, facial recognition thermal screening technology and contactless security procedures Data from trials will… Read the full press release

British Airways announces new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020

LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (26 February 2020) announced a new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights in 2020, amounting to more than a quarter of a billion individual items of plastic and equivalent to more than 30,000 suitcases full of… Read the full press release

Heathrow: Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) on top spot in ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table for Q4

SAS takes the top spot for the third consecutive quarter, as the airline invests in greener and quieter A320neos and optimises their operational performance Heathrow is one of the world’s first major aviation hubs to become carbon neutral, for its infrastructure, and the first to target zero carbon by the mid-2030s. Today the airport unveils an eight… Read the full press release

British Airways increases services from Heathrow to Miami, Seattle and Cape Town

London, UK, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is adding more flights to some of its most popular destinations in the US and South Africa from April*. The airline will be increasing its services from Heathrow to Miami, Seattle and Cape Town, offering those customers who want to travel during the busy spring… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces new co-chairs of the Heathrow Access Advisory Group

Disability campaigner Helen Dolphin MBE and experienced equality and inclusion regulator Keith Richards have both been named as co-chairs of the Heathrow Access Advisory Group (HAAG) Accessible travel consultant, Geraldine Lundy will serve as vice-chair of the HAAG working with the co-chairs to ensure that accessibility and inclusion are always at the forefront of the… Read the full press release

Heathrow to launch an eight-week public consultation to finalise its proposals for airport expansion

Heathrow outlines timeline for submission of expansion planning application towards the end of 2020 The airport announces it will hold further public consultation to finalise airport expansion proposals following the recent Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) decision to cap early spending An eight-week consultation will run from April through to June LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-08 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Heathrow submits investment plan to expand the airport and connect all of Britain to global growth in the 2020s

Heathrow submits detailed investment plan to expand the airport and connect all of Britain to global growth in the 2020s Plan will mean lower fares for passengers with new capacity and shows how expansion is sustainable, affordable, financeable and deliverable It meets all requirements of the Airports National Policy Statement, with overall costs in-line with… Read the full press release