British Airways celebrates welcoming more than a million customers to its First Wing at Heathrow Terminal 5

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is celebrating welcoming more than a million customers to its First Wing at its home at Heathrow Terminal 5, 18 months since it opened. Reminiscent of a luxury hotel lobby, The First Wing features dedicated security lanes granting customers direct access to British Airways’ prestigious First… Read the full press release

British Airways launches new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers can get in to a different type of holiday spirit and start plotting their summer escape now as British Airways launches new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France. Seats to Slovenia’s capital are available to book on ba.com from today with flights taking off on Mondays and Fridays… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals four key action areas to reduce and offset the growth in emissions from new flights

Announcement demonstrates that growth at the airport is not a choice between economy and environment Comprehensive plan suggests maximising incentives for airlines, investing in more UK peatland restoration and supporting sustainable fuels  Heathrow will consult with partners on the delivery of this plan ahead of the first statutory consultation on expansion in summer 2019  LONDON,… Read the full press release

Heathrow launches on-demand, personalised assistance to visually impaired passengers via the Aira app

Aira app to benefit the 6,000 visually impaired passengers that travel through Heathrow each year Passengers can access on demand assistance on their mobile phones App follows a year of rapid changes in special assistance at Heathrow following a £23 million investment LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — From Monday December 3rd, visually impaired… Read the full press release

Heathrow Business Summit welcomed over 250 local SMEs ready to take advantage of the airport’s expansion

Hundreds of SMEs put in the groundwork for business opportunities at the Heathrow Business Summit The 22nd annual flagship Summit marks the grand finale in what has been a record year for the UK-wide SME growth programme 50 of Heathrow’s top suppliers discuss current procurement opportunities with a 250-strong audience including businesses from Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow,… Read the full press release

Heathrow launches first UK airport Living Wage roadmap at annual Supplier Conference

Airport takes its Living Wage Accreditation one step further and ensures direct and existing suppliers also guarantee employees the Living Wage by the end of 2020 New suppliers and contracts to supply Heathrow from December 2018 will be required to pay Living Wage and not use zero-hour contracts at the airport, safeguarding thousands of new… Read the full press release

Heathrow hosts Guinness World Records® official attempt for heaviest aircraft to be pulled over 100 metres by a wheelchair team

Airport hosts official attempt for heaviest aircraft to be pulled over 100 metres by a wheelchair team Money raised in support of charity to help people with disabilities to learn to fly Heathrow celebrates new training and wheelchair repatriation processes to help improve passenger journeys LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — On Friday evening,… Read the full press release

Heathrow Logistics Hub programme kicks off pre-qualification questionnaire to determine which hubs will make the shortlist next Spring

Heathrow Logistics Hub programme kicks off pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) to determine which of the 65 sites will make the shortlist next year The sites show how offsite construction can be applied to different projects across the country, boosting efficiency and economic benefits Heathrow has concluded nationwide tour of longlisted sites who will now be invited… Read the full press release

SITA selected to transform the management of Heathrow’s vast communication network

New outsourcing agreement leverages innovative technologies and a strong support service  LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow has signed an innovative outsourcing agreement with SITA, the global IT company, to transform the management of the airport’s vast communication network into a smarter, automated service. Heathrow’s Network Tower supports every aspect of the network,… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: New figures show British Airways’ Heathrow to Inverness service could boost Scottish economy by up to £17m

Newly released figures show latest Heathrow to Inverness service could boost Scottish economy by up to £17m Heathrow joins Inverness Airport and Scottish businesses to welcome British Airways’ new daily air service The service will open more than 83,500 new seats to Inverness a year, helping more international passengers connect to the area and more… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s latest “Fly Quiet and Green” results: Oman Air is now second to Polish carrier LOT

Following recent makeover, Oman’s flag carrying fleet earns it high ranking in latest Fly Quiet and Green table while LOT crowned greenest, quietest airline Data from latest “Fly Quiet and Green” league table shows Heathrow airlines continue to modernise their aircraft More than one in five aircraft landing at Heathrow this year are expected to… Read the full press release

Heathrow announces launch of sustainable shopping bag to raise funds for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have partnered to develop an exclusive sustainable shopping bag for passengers to raise funds for Kew’s science work as a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. The bag was created exclusively for Heathrow by Kew and Wakehurst using an illustration… Read the full press release

British Airways expands its service between Heathrow and Inverness from summer 2019

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is to significantly expand its service between Heathrow and Inverness by operating two daily return services from Monday to Friday and three return services at weekends from summer 2019. The increased schedule means that, for the first time since the Heathrow to Inverness route was reinstated in 2016,… Read the full press release

Heathrow launches a series of design engagement workshops to gather community input into its emerging plans for expansion

Heathrow is running a series of collaborative design workshops from 6 November to gather community input into its emerging plans for expansion The airport has partnered with world-renowned architects Grimshaw to help identify opportunities for mitigation for those communities potentially impacted by an expanded airport  Workshops will help further refine the airport’s development proposals, that will… Read the full press release

Heathrow welcomes Shenzhen Airlines’ inaugural service from Shenzhen, China

UK passengers will now enjoy a direct route to Shenzhen,  dubbed China’s most innovative city and an economic powerhouse in the country Route is 11th on Heathrow’s Chinese network –  which has more than doubled since the start of the year Expansion will allow for more direct connections to China,  allowing for more trade between China… Read the full press release

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