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Heathrow expansion could cut ticket prices by £300 compared with taking no action

Heathrow expansion could cut ticket prices by 300 compared with taking no action

17 April, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy
Passengers

  • Passengers are already paying £95 more due to a lack of capacity
  • A third runway could add 40 new routes from the UK
  • Greatest passenger benefit comes from expanding Heathrow and Gatwick

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Heathrow Fire-fighter beats world record at London Marathon

Heathrow Fire-fighter beats world record at London Marathon

16 April, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Events & Experiences

A Heathrow fire-fighter has broken the world record for completing a marathon in full fire-fighting uniform in the quickest time.

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United Airlines previews Terminal 2 lounges

United Airlines previews Terminal 2 lounges

11 April, 2014

Categories:
Airlines
Passengers
Terminal 2

New United Club and United Global First Lounge for premium customers unveiled at Heathrow

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Heathrow traffic and business commentary March 2014

Heathrow traffic and business commentary March 2014

11 April, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Corporate
Financial
Traffic figures

  • 5.8 million passengers passed through Heathrow in March 2014, down 2.8% on March 2013
  • Seats per aircraft increased 1.9% whilst load factors decreased 3.6 percentage points, to 72.2%. Passengers per aircraft decreased 3% to 146.6
  • The reduction in traffic and load factors reflects the shift of Easter holidays into April this year, from March last year
  • Within the emerging markets, Mexico was up 19%, China was up 11.6% and Turkey was up 7.2%
  • Cargo was up 4% on the previous year
  • March saw Terminal 5 receive the Skytrax ‘World’s Best Airport Terminal’ award for a third year in a row, whilst Heathrow won the ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ for a fifth time at the World Airport Awards
  • March also saw Dubai Airport report higher international passenger numbers than Heathrow over a two month period for the first time

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Heathrow in top 10 alongside the best in the corporate world for responsible business

Heathrow in top 10 alongside the best in the corporate world for responsible business

03 April, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Corporate
Environment
Local Community

Airport receives four out of five stars in 2014 Corporate Responsibility Index.

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