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

British Airways’ choir wowed customers flying home for Christmas with a spontaneous performance at London Heathrow

British Airways colleagues surprised customers flying home for Christmas with a spontaneous performance in Terminal 5 at London Heathrow The festive recital was given the West End seal of approval with Hamilton’s Musical Director, Richard Beadle, training up the choir More than half a million customers will fly with the airline over the festive season… Read the full press release

Heathrow expects to fly Over 144,000 tonnes of Christmas cargo for the holiday season

Over 144,000 tonnes – the equivalent weight of 68 London Eyes – of Christmas cargo is expected to fly through Heathrow, during the holiday season New data reveals a surge in the export of British Christmas essentials with children’s toys, Christmas tree lighting and whiskey topping Santa’s list In its third year, Heathrow’s #12ExportersofChristmas campaign… Read the full press release

Heathrow Primary students open the holiday season at Heathrow

Heathrow sparkles as students from Heathrow Primary deck the halls with over 500 hand crafted baubles and help switch on close to a kilometre of Christmas lights Over 30 students delight passengers in Terminal 2 with a Christmas carol flash performance and special visit from Santa Over 70 Christmas trees are popping up across the… Read the full press release

Heathrow unveiled a magical installation of periscopes at Terminals 2 and 5 with scenes from Santa’s Toy Factory

‘How does Santa get to every house in the world in one night?’ is the most frequently asked festive question amongst children under 10 Over a third (35%) of parents tell children it takes Santa’s elves a year of preparation to prepare for the big night Heathrow keeps the magic alive as it unveils a… Read the full press release

British Airways rolls out first Contact Resolution Programme across every airport it operates following successful launch at Heathrow

British Airways is extending its First Contact Resolution programme to colleagues around the world following a successful roll out at Heathrow   First Contact Resolution enables staff to assist and resolve any customer issue at the airport rather than refer travellers to Customer Relations teams, saving customers’ time and worry  The initiative demonstrates the airline’s continued commitment to provide unique British Airways’ customer service … Read the full press release

Heathrow names SAS as the best airline at its latest Fly Quiet and Green league table

Heathrow reveals the airport’s latest Fly Quiet and Green league table showing airlines are swapping in newer jets and improving how they fly to decrease noise and emissions SAS named best airline based on their performance this quarter – assisted by the introduction of A320neos, better track-keeping and continuous descent approaches Oman Air improves score… Read the full press release

Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy celebrates 15 years of providing training and career development to local people

Since 2004 Heathrow has supported over 5800 people into employment and contributed over £13.5 million towards training and career development Heathrow celebrates signing the Care Leaver Covenant, helping to make training and careers at Heathrow accessible to all. 87 apprentices graduated from the Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy this year, with 68% of graduates living… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces artificial intelligence to its airside operation at Heathrow Terminal 5

Customers flying from Heathrow Terminal 5 can expect a faster getaway as British Airways employs latest artificial intelligence and wearable tech for staff preparing aircraft to depart Intelligent software captures every moment from when aircraft arrive at the airport until they depart to help spot areas to improve punctuality British Airways remains at the forefront… Read the full press release

Heathrow reveals state-of-the-art centralised tracking system connecting network of expansion hubs across the UK

Heathrow reveals state-of-the-art centralised tracking system which will become expansion’s nerve-centre, connecting the network of offsite construction hubs, across the UK Technology will track millions of component parts that will make up the expanded airport in real-time, enabling the final four Logistics Hubs to work in unison throughout construction Siemens Digital Logistics pitched idea as… Read the full press release

British Airways trials autonomous, emissions-free baggage vehicles at Heathrow

LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its ongoing £6.5bn investment for customers, British Airways is trialling autonomous, emissions-free baggage vehicles at its home at Heathrow, to help the airline further improve punctuality and depart every flight on time. British Airways currently operates up to 800 flights a day to and from… Read the full press release

British Airways and Dreamflight send off 200 Very Important Children to Orlando for the trip of a lifetime

LONDON, UK, 2019-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways flight BA 9117 took off from Heathrow this morning with 200 Very Important Children bound for Florida for the trip of a lifetime. The youngsters, who all have a serious illness or disability are flying to Orlando with the airline and UK-based-charity, Dreamflight. The children, aged between eight and… Read the full press release

Heathrow invites SMEs across the country to apply for 2019 ‘World of Opportunity’ grants

For the third year running, Heathrow is inviting business up and down the country to apply for £40,000 worth of ‘World of Opportunity’ grants to fund exporting ambitions   The grant, run in partnership with the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Exporting is GREAT campaign, supports SMEs looking to take their goods and services abroad… Read the full press release

SAS comes first in Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table for Q2

SAS comes first in the latest Fly Quiet and Green league table for Q2 as the airline tackles late and early flights and improves operational performance Qantas stands out as most improved airline moving up 28 positions to 6th place, after achieving 100% compliance for track keeping and eliminating late and early flights Heathrow calls on… Read the full press release

Heathrow and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew unveil hand-made 12 metre squared Botanical Tapestry

  LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers set to depart from Heathrow Terminal 2 over the summer holidays are in for a treat as Heathrow and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew today (16 July, 2019) unveil a unique, hand-made 12 metre squared Botanical Tapestry, depicting global flora in intricate and colourful detail. The botanical… Read the full press release

British Airways moves all direct flights between Heathrow and Beijing to new state-of-the-art Daxing airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has today (July 10, 2019) announced that all direct flights to and from Heathrow and Beijing will move to new state-of-the-art Daxing airport from 27 October 2019, with flights available on ba.com from today. British Airways is the first international airline to confirm it will move all operations… Read the full press release