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Heathrow marks landmark 75th Anniversary with nostalgic archive collection

This week marks a major milestone in the airport’s history – Heathrow celebrates 75 years as a commercial airport on 31st May 2021. To kick off the commemoration, the airport has been on the look-out for its very own ‘Heathrow Historians’, aiming to highlight the airport’s history through the personal stories and memories of colleagues, […]

Heathrow third quarter 2020 results

Keeping people safe remains Heathrow’s top priority, they have invested in UK aviation’s most extensive array of COVID-secure technologies. New rapid testing technologies are already helping to open up overseas markets safely. Demand forecast revised down Passenger numbers are now forecast to be 22.6m in 2020 and 37.1m in 2021, compared to our June forecast […]

Collinson and Swissport have announced the launch of pre-departure rapid testing facilities at Heathrow Airport

The industry-leading testing facilities, a UK first, are a critical step in the sector’s recovery, restoring traveller confidence and re-opening routes from the UK to the rest of the world. The facilities, located in Terminals 2 and 5, will initially offer passengers travelling to Hong Kong and Italy the option to fulfil those countries’ pre-departure […]

Heathrow – Traffic fell in September, with a loss of 5.5 million passengers over the course of the month

Just over 1.2 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in September, down 82% compared to 2019. Most travel is to the remaining European destinations on the UK’s travel corridors list. However, the number of countries on this list has steadily declined since its launch, with 61 countries now requiring a 14-day quarantine period. Long-haul business travel, […]

Heathrow cuts operations to two terminals

Heathrow Airport has temporarily closed two of its terminals as passenger demand falls in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In March passenger numbers shrunk by 52 per cent compared to the same time last year, as the UK entered lockdown. Many of the three million journeys that were made last month were repatriations, following […]

Heathrow housing the homeless

One of the world’s busiest airports has become a temporary home for dozens of homeless people as the closure of gyms, libraries and other facilities leaves them with few options for shelter.   Heathrow has long worked with the homeless and employs outreach workers to walk around the terminals to identify people who are sleeping rough.  Taking […]

Heathrow calls on industry to use available capacity in fight against COVID-19

Heathrow will be stepping up its cargo capabilities as it calls on more airlines and freight companies to maximise the use of the hub airport’s quieter schedule so that the aviation industry can play its part in the economic and social fight against COVID-19. Air freight will keep vital supply lines open and help to […]

Heathrow’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) represents a seismic challenge for the global aviation industry – including Heathrow. Heathrow will take steps to reorganise and shrink our operation to remain open throughout this crisis. Keeping Heathrow open will enable some passenger services to continue, as well as facilitating cargo operations which will safeguard vital supply lines […]

Heathrow gets tougher on night time flights with new charges

Heathrow has announced that this year, tougher charges will be applied to all flights that arrive and depart within the Night Quota Period from 23:30 to 06:00. The charges will disincentivise activity between the identified hours.   In a bid to crack down on the number of flights disrupting the communities closest to the airport, […]