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Passengers begin their worldwide journey for Christmas

Passengers begin their worldwide journey for Christmas

17 December, 2014

Categories:
Events & Experiences
Passengers

This week marks the start of the holidays, with children breaking up from school and joining their families across the globe to spend Christmas together. 116,700 passengers are expected to depart from Heathrow on 19th December, with 698,438 passengers departing between 19th December and Christmas day.

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Louis Vuitton arrives at Heathrow Terminal 5

Louis Vuitton arrives at Heathrow Terminal 5

15 December, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Passengers
Retail

Today, Louis Vuitton opened its first European airport store at Heathrow Terminal 5.

The 301sq.m store is dedicated to Louis Vuitton’s travel heritage and welcomes the modern explorer to journey through an entirely new retail concept.

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Scotland shines across Heathrow

Scotland shines across Heathrow

15 December, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Passengers

Today four new animated VisitBritain GREAT campaign images of Scotland are due to go live across Heathrow to coincide with the festive season and attract more international visitors to Scotland. In a joint initiative combining VisitScotland, VisitBritain and Heathrow, the adverts will be showcased across 326 digital screens in the airport’s five terminals for the next three months.

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Swanwick technical problem

13 December, 2014

Categories:
Airlines
Airport (general)
Passengers

Official statement from Heathrow:

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Heathrow traffic and business commentary November 2014

Heathrow traffic and business commentary November 2014

11 December, 2014

Categories:
Airlines
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy
Traffic figures

  • Heathrow saw its busiest ever November with 5.47 million passengers choosing to travel through the airport, an increase of 1.1% on November 2013
  • Passenger growth continued to be driven by larger, fuller, quieter aircraft at Heathrow. Seats per aircraft increased 1.0% to 204.3, while load factors increased 1.1 percentage points to 71.3%. Passengers per aircraft rose 2.6% to 145.7
  • Passenger volumes continued growth within emerging markets, increasing 12.7% to China, 6.9% to Latin America and 4.2% to Middle East & Central Asia
  • Heathrow continued to welcome the transfer passengers that make such long-haul routes viable, with year-on-year volumes increasing 3.9%
  • Cargo was up 2.3% overall, increasing 41.3% to Mexico, 37.6% to Brazil, 20.0% to India and 13.3% to Turkey
  • To meet growing passenger and cargo demand, Aeromexico recently announced the deployment of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners and an increase to five weekly frequencies on its Mexico City-London route from next spring
  • In a joint letter to the Airports Commission, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool and Newcastle airports recognised the critical role Heathrow plays in connecting local economies to global markets and voiced their support for an expanded Heathrow as the right option for whole of the UK
  • The Airports Commission’s national consultation document confirmed that Heathrow expansion will deliver more economic benefits and more jobs throughout the UK than expansion at Gatwick. The Commission puts the economic benefit of a new runway at Heathrow at £112-£211bn[i], a significantly higher figure than previously estimated and as much as £97bn more than choosing Gatwick[ii]

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