Ambassador celebrates Heathrow’s special security relationship with US during visit

US Ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, praised Heathrow as the gateway underpinning the special relationship between the countries on a visit to the airport. Getting a behind-the-scenes look at how Heathrow operates at 99% capacity, Ambassador Johnson commended Heathrow’s joint work with US security authorities to keep transatlantic skies safe. On behalf of the […]

Heathrow takes bold action to reduce airport-related vehicle emissions

Heathrow has announced it is getting ready to introduce a set of tough new measures to protect local air quality, reduce congestion and tackle emissions, as the airport continues to use its scale to help solve environmental challenges.   The UK’s only hub airport is putting plans in motion to introduce charges for passenger cars and all […]

Heathrow reaches record 80 million milestone in 2018 as airport takes big steps towards expansion

Full year 2018 A record 80 million passengers travelled through the UK’s only hub airport in 2018, up 2.7% on last year, with growth boosted by the use of larger and fuller aircraft. Heathrow is one of only seven airports in the world to achieve this milestone. Over 1.6m metric tonnes of cargo travelled through […]

The Great British Take Off at Heathrow

Today at Heathrow, Great British Bake Off 2016 winner, Candice Brown and food artist Michele Wibowo unveiled a 50kg gingerbread model of the airport, created to surprise travelling passengers this Christmas. The hand-made creation required ten people to install, took more than 200 hours to make, features over 1,000 gingerbread pieces and measures 40m2. Using […]

Heathrow extends its Chinese network with new services to Asian Silicon Valley

Heathrow has welcomed the first UK flight arriving directly from the Chinese economic powerhouse and megacity of Shenzhen. Operated by Shenzhen Airlines, this thrice weekly service will transport up to 96,408 passengers a year and 3,120 tonnes of annual exports and imports to the city known as China’s tech hub. Recently, Lonely Planet has ranked […]

Record passenger numbers at Heathrow in early 2018

An all-time record of 60.5 million passengers have travelled through Heathrow so far in 2018. The airport also recorded robust financial performance, as revenues climbed 2.3 per cent to £2,211 million on the back of higher demand to fly and strong retail spend. The results will support an additional £555 million of investment into the […]

Heathrow offers free landing charges for a year to UK’s first electric plane

In a world airport first, Heathrow has announced that the first electric-hybrid aircraft will not have to pay Heathrow’s landing charges for an entire year when it is put into regular service at the UK’s international hub. In celebration of Green GB Week and inspired by the first flight short electric-powered flight carrying two passengers […]

Heathrow takes vital step towards carbon neutrality

Heathrow has announced its investment in an unique project in UK aviation: the restoration of UK peatlands to offset carbon emissions.  Working with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and DEFRA, Heathrow’s first restoration priority will be Little Woolden Moss, part of Chat Moss which is a larger area of peat bog land, west of Manchester, it […]