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

Blind and visually impaired passengers can now get free 24/7 help at Gatwick via the camera on their mobile phone

Professionally trained agents now guide passengers through the airport, help them read documents or even find their bag on the luggage carousel Chair of easyJet’s Accessibility Advisory Group, Lord David Blunkett, says this: “will be life changing in terms of providing equality to passengers with no or little sight” New service is part of Gatwick’s ambition… 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

Guide dog Joey is easyJet’s most frequent flying dog

Guide dog Joey is easyJet’s most frequent flying dog taking his 35th easyJet flight with his owner Jan Gibson LONDON, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, welcomed its first member of its ‘furry flight club’ yesterdat, with guide dog Joey reaching the milestone of 35 flights with easyJet alongside his owner Jan… Read the full press release

Heathrow Skills Taskforce Chair Lord David Blunkett warned of an ever-growing skills gap

Former Secretary of State for Education and Employment says Government’s infrastructure projects mean new action on up-skilling is needed 13 members join Lord David Blunkett’s taskforce for first meeting to identify and implement the skills programmes needed for Heathrow expansion and beyond Taskforce ready to deliver a much needed boost to skills, following the Government’s… Read the full press release