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, […]

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 confirms planning application in 2020 alongside new delivery timetable and public consultation

Heathrow outlines timeline for submission of expansion planning application towards the end of 2020 The airport announces it will hold further public consultation to finalise airport expansion proposals following the recent Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) decision to cap early spending An eight-week consultation will run from April through to June Heathrow has announced it will […]

Heathrow Primary students un-wrap Christmas at the airport

Heathrow has undergone a festive transformation, as students from Heathrow Primary deck the halls with over 500 hand crafted bulbuls and help switch on close to a kilometre of Christmas lights. The UK’s busiest airport is set to sparkle this Christmas welcoming over 6.5 million passengers in December alone. To celebrate the official opening of […]

AIPUT secures pre-let to expand its dnata City East air cargo facility at Heathrow

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has signed a pre-let agreement with its long-standing customer, dnata, promoting the continued growth of its industry-leading air cargo facility at dnata City East, located immediately south of Heathrow Airport. The proposed 115,000 sq ft facility has been designed to operate in conjunction with a […]