Heathrow Airport welcomes Luke Bugeja to its Board as a Non-Executive Director

London, UK, 2021-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd has today (10 June, 2021) announced that Luke Bugeja will join the airport’s Board as a Non-Executive Director. Mr Bugeja has over 30-years’ experience in the aviation industry. He previously held senior positions at Changi Airports International in Singapore, as well as Board… 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

British Airways starts services to ‘green list’ destinations

British Airways’ first flight to a green list country was its BA492 service to Gibraltar which departed this morning at 07:10am The airline is operating 70 departures on May 17, including six services to ‘green list’ countries Following the first ‘green list’ flight to Gibraltar British Airways hosted a joint press conference with Heathrow, featuring… 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 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

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

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

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

Heathrow Community Trust awards a record £350,596 to support young people in 2019

The latest round of our Grants for Young People saw eight organisations receive a share of £115,177 to support their work. Projects aim to use the funding to improve literacy skills, develop interpersonal relationships and raise young people’s aspirations. The first deadline for the 2020 Grants for Young People will be on 10th January 2020…. Read the full press release

Heathrow announces tough new measures to protect local air quality and reduce congestion

Heathrow announces tough new measures to protect local air quality and reduce congestion Heathrow’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone proposes to target older, more polluting passenger cars and private hire vehicles by 2022, before a wider Vehicle Access Charge (VAC) is introduced for all passenger cars, taxis and private hire vehicles entering the airport with the opening of the new… Read the full press release

Heathrow signs landmark deal on airport charges with major airlines operating at the airport

Landmark deal on airport charges worth several hundred million pounds heralds a new phase of airport and airline commercial cooperation supporting growth at Heathrow New arrangement would extend current regulatory settlement to 2021 and includes an incentive for airlines to grow passenger numbers Airline moves to fill their existing aircraft could result in further reductions to… Read the full press release

Heathrow pays to settle status of EU nationals in move to reassure colleagues

Recognising the service Heathrow colleagues provide, airport pays to settle status of EU nationals in move to reassure colleagues News comes as Heathrow welcomes 80 millionth passenger over a twelve-month period Announcement follows the launch of the Living Wage roadmap which ensures direct suppliers guarantee employees the Living Wage by the end of 2020  LONDON, UK,… 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 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 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 Airport to host British-Irish Airports EXPO at Olympia London, 12-13 June 2018

The British-Irish Airports EXPO is the biggest-ever UK airports trade show attracting 160 exhibitors, and up to 3,000 visitors Heathrow’s spokespeople will be joined by key political figures such as Baroness Sugg, David Blunkett and other aviation industry experts as they speak at five specialist conferences over two days LONDON, 2018-May-29 — /Travel PR News/… 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 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 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

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

Heathrow sees its best April on record: 6 million passengers

Heathrow sees its best April on record: 6 million passengers   London, 2017-May-15 — /Travel PR News/ — A thumping Easter getaway helped Heathrow secure its best April on record. The airport welcomed over 6 million passengers, jumping 11% on the same month in 2016. The Middle East climbed 22% on the back of more… Read the full press release

Heathrow Makes A Major Push to Support More Offsite Construction in the UK

Heathrow Makes A Major Push to Support More Offsite Construction in the UK   Heathrow to use £16bn expansion to push growth in off-site construction in UK In a first for a major infrastructure project, Heathrow invites communities across Britain to showcase why their area should host one of four new off-site logistics hubs New… Read the full press release

Heathrow Strives for Aviation Excellence with New Sustainability Plan

Heathrow 2.0, the airport’s new sustainability strategy, launches new initiatives to make Heathrow into a centre of excellence for aviation Plans include a new R&D incubator, an ambition for growth from a new runway to be carbon neutral and at least halving the number of late-running departures to reduce noise for local communities Hounslow TW6,… Read the full press release

Heathrow cuts passenger charges on domestic trips by £10

Heathrow cuts passenger charges on domestic trips by £10   Heathrow fulfils pledge to families and businesses across Britain by cutting domestic passenger charges by over a third – resulting in over a £500m saving The discount is a key part of Heathrow’s plan to encourage growth outside London by making it cheaper to travel… Read the full press release

Aberdeen Airport: Flybe heading to London Heathrow for the first time next year

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2016-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today announced (20thDecember 2016) that it is heading to London Heathrow for the first time next year to connect the UK’s largest international airport with Scotland, offering a choice of more than 40 scheduled flights a week from Aberdeen and Edinburgh…. 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

Union and business leaders pledge their ongoing support for Heathrow expansion

British industry and unions make an unprecedented joint pledge to back third runway through to delivery Government backing for Heathrow triggers immediate £50m of supply chain investment before the end of 2017, creating up to 2,700 new British jobs Contracts worth £460m will be issued before construction begins in 2021 95% of Heathrow’s procurement spend… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways starts daily regularly-scheduled Airbus A350 service to London Heathrow

Airline now offers the best of fleet across its six daily direct flights between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and London Heathrow Thousands of Facebook fans tuned in to watch a live tour of the aircraft before the its return journey to Doha DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways’ first daily regularly-scheduled Airbus… Read the full press release