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Response to EEF policy paper on infrastructure

18 August, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy

The EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, is publishing a paper on Monday 18th of August calling for the creation of a permanent UK Infrastructure Authority to address the nation’s long term strategic infrastructure requirements, bring coherence to debates on infrastructure challenges and encourage vitally needed investment to support growth and competitiveness.

The paper is aimed at ending decades of political wrangling and poor planning, and comes amidst continued concerns over continued prevarication over expanding vitally needed airport capacity, a critical factor for half of foreign owned firms when deciding where to invest according to a recent EEF survey (1).

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Heathrow reveals the nations shopping bugbears to celebrate the opening of the world's first Personal Shopping lounge at an airport

Heathrow reveals the nations shopping bugbears to celebrate the opening of the worlds first Personal Shopping lounge at an airport

14 August, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Passengers
Retail
Terminal 2

Heathrow, the UK’s only hub airport, today announces the opening of the world’s first Personal Shopping Lounge in an airport. To mark the occasion, Heathrow has conducted fresh research which reveals the nation’s shopping bugbears and maps the evolution of a new wave of social media shopper.

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Regus Express open for business at Terminal 5

Regus Express open for business at Terminal 5

12 August, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Corporate

Heathrow today announces that Regus Express is open for business in Terminal 5 Arrivals, offering the airport’s first lounge dedicated to business, and a suite of high-specification meeting rooms.

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Emerging artist's London Taxi sculpture unveiled at Terminal 2

Emerging artists London Taxi sculpture unveiled at Terminal 2

11 August, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Events & Experiences
Terminal 2

Today, ‘London Taxi’, a new sculpture, by London artist Benedict Radcliffe has been unveiled at Heathrow’s Terminal 2| The Queen’s Terminal.

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Heathrow traffic and business commentary July 2014

Heathrow traffic and business commentary July 2014

11 August, 2014

Categories:
Airlines
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy
Financial
Terminal 2
Traffic figures

  • 6.97million passengers travelled through Heathrow in July 2014, an increase of 0.5% on July 2013 and Heathrow’s busiest ever month
  • 27th of July also saw Heathrow’s record busiest day, with 239,928 passengers passing through the terminals
  • Seats per aircraft increased 0.7% to 204.9, whilst load factors decreased 0.5 percentage points to 82.3%. Passengers per aircraft rose 0.1% to 168.7
  • Within the emerging markets, Mexico was up 15.4%, China was up 10.4%, India was up 7.6%
  • Cargo was up 7.8% overall, increasing nearly 36% to Mexico, 34.6% to Russia and 11.5% to China
  • China’s performance is likely to strengthen further in forthcoming months, with Air China set to double its service to Beijing from October, following which there will be 51 departures from Heathrow per week to mainland China
  • Air China’s flights will operate from T2, demonstrating at an early stage the benefits of having STAR alliance operating under one roof - maximising transfer traffic and therefore the economic viability of routes

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