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A Michelin-starred Indian Chef and the ‘King of Trainers’ set to give Heathrow passengers a festive bump this holiday season

Heathrow passengers are set for a fantastic holiday getaway this year as the airport reveals the top 10 new experiences to look out for when travelling Research has revealed that passengers are spending more on festive shopping this year and indulging more while at the airport this holiday season, after last year’s festivities were cancelled […]

Heathrow teams up with Microsoft to put wildlife traffickers on notice

Heathrow has teamed up with Microsoft to trial the world’s first artificial intelligence system to combat illegal wildlife trafficking. ‘Project SEEKER’ detects animal trafficking in cargo and baggage passing through the airport by scanning up to 250,000 bags a day. It recorded a 70%+ successful detection rate and was particularly effective at identifying ivory items […]

Heathrow launches recruitment drive as transatlantic travel restarts

Heathrow launches recruitment drive for over 600 new frontline roles The recruitment drive follows the end of the US travel ban – a key market for the airport – which accounted for 20% of the airport’s passenger traffic prior to the pandemic.  The airport is recruiting for new security officers, engineers, and a variety of other roles now that the easing of travel […]

Heathrow Airport: Aviation’s recovery must be matched by progress on decarbonisation

Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5C (satellite 2) viewed from airfield, David Dyson Over 3 million passengers travelled through Heathrow during October, delivering a sixth consecutive month of growth. Relaxation of travel rules ahead of half-term unleashed pent up demand, with close to 100,000 travellers a day, up 144% compared with the same time last year. Despite […]

British Airways & Virgin Atlantic Celebrate US Reopening with Historic First Ever Dual Take-Off from Heathrow Airport

Customers return to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights to the US on Monday 8 November as country relaxes entry requirements It marks the first day since March 16, 2020 that the vast majority of UK nationals have been able to fly to the US Airlines celebrated the easing of restrictions with a unique show of […]

Heathrow passengers to power flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Heathrow will become the first UK airport to offer passengers the chance to offset carbon emissions by directly purchasing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for flights from 25th October New partnership with global climate-tech company CHOOOSE and an augmented reality “Sustainability Showcase” in Terminal 5 aim to increase passenger awareness and use of SAF as the […]

UK Civil Aviation Authority consults on Heathrow Airport charges

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a consultation on its initial proposals for the next price control at Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL). This will ultimately set the maximum charges the airport operator can charge its airline customers for using the airport for the next five years. The CAA recognises that there is […]

WFS ‘Cargo Kiosk’ Solution Reduces Truck Processing Times & Helps Customers Optimise Valuable Driver Resources

London Heathrow is set to become the latest Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) cargo station to introduce automated ‘CargoKiosk’ technology to simplify and digitalise the processing of truck and drivers making cargo deliveries and collections, helping customers optimise their valuable driver resources. Traditionally, drivers arriving on-site go to the station’s reception desk where their paperwork is […]

Heathrow urges Ministers to announce a Sustainable Aviation Fuel mandate at COP26 to cut aviation emissions

>Passenger numbers remained at just under 40% of pre-pandemic levels in September, whilst EU rivals enjoyed stronger resurgence over summer. North American traffic is only 25% of 2019 levels. Cargo, which is carried in the hold of passenger planes, was close to 8% down by volume on 2019, reflecting the way in which travel restrictions […]

AIPUT acquires 75-acre strategic site in west Heathrow

AIPUT (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), has today completed the freehold acquisition of a 75-acre site to the west of Heathrow Airport, adjacent to the Poyle Trading Estate. The acquisition represents the largest strategic land transaction in terms of acres in the area for over 20 years. The site […]