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Heathrow response to the Secretary of State’s statement on airport testing

Responding to the Secretary of State’s statement in the House of Commons today, a Heathrow spokesperson said: “We welcome the Transport Secretary’s announcement that testing to shorten quarantine is under active consideration by the Government and that airbridges to islands will now be instated where appropriate. If introduced, these vital policy changes would show the […]

Court Rules Third Runway at Heathrow Unlawful

A court has ruled that the government decision to give the go-ahead to Heathrow Airport’s plans to build a third runway was unlawful in a court case that was brought by councils, the Mayor of London and environmental groups. The reason the government’s Heathrow’s expansion decision was unlawful the Court of Appeal said, was because […]

Heathrow targets zero carbon airport by mid-2030s as infrastructure already lands carbon neutral status

Heathrow has announced it’s become 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. Following investment of over £100 million in improving Heathrow’s energy efficiency and generating and purchasing renewable energy, Heathrow has reduced carbon emissions from airport buildings […]

Heathrow reports outstanding end to 2019 as airport kicks off its decade of delivery

Full decade Since 2010, Heathrow has welcomed an additional 15 million passengers – an increase of 18% over the course of the decade. This passenger growth was facilitated by £12 billion worth of private investment which culminated in the opening of Terminal 2 which is now ranked by passengers as one of the best airport […]

Heathrow unveils the cutting-edge tracking tech to link network of expansion hubs

Heathrow Airport has revealed its state-of-the-art centralised tracking system which will become the expansion’s nerve-centre, connecting a network of offsite construction hubs, across the UK. The 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 […]

Heathrow launches new trial to improve recycling rates at airports

Heathrow will kick-start a new trial turning unrecyclable plastic passenger waste – including food packaging and plastic film – into airport furniture, uniforms and lower-emission jet fuel by 2025. In a UK first, the airport will test a new recycling unit that will help solve the issue of waste from terminals and aircraft cabins for […]

Local support for Heathrow expansion remains strong as airport’s largest ever public consultation closes

New polling shows local support for expansion remains strong as statutory consultation for expanding the UK’s only hub airport comes to a close. In 16 of the 18 Parliamentary constituencies around Heathrow, more local residents support expansion than oppose it Expansion has the potential to end youth unemployment in communities closest to Heathrow, by generating […]

Calling all SMEs! Heathrow invites British businesses to apply for 2019 ‘World of Opportunity’ grants

For the third year running, Heathrow and the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Exporting is GREAT campaign are inviting SMEs across the country to apply for 20 ‘World of Opportunity’ grants worth £2,000 each. The grants will support small businesses that are just beginning to export or help those companies that can export, but don’t. […]

SAS takes top spot in Heathrow’s Fly Quiet and Green table

SAS takes the top spot in the ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table for Q2 as the airline reduces early and late flights, benefitting the airport’s local communities. The Scandinavian flag carrier has also scored well for its operational performance by improving its track keeping, following Noise Preferential Route flight paths precisely and using Continuous […]