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Heathrow Airport Holdings announces the sale of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton Airports

Heathrow Airport Holdings announces the sale of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton Airports

16 October, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)

Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited (“Heathrow”) has agreed to sell its 100% interest in Aberdeen International Airport Limited, Glasgow Airport Limited and Southampton International Airport Limited to a consortium formed by Ferrovial and Macquarie for £1,048 million in cash and assumed debt, payable in full at closing. At closing, the sale consideration will be increased to compensate Heathrow for the time delay between today and the closing date. In addition, the sale is subject to EU merger regulation clearance.

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Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce supports Heathrow expansion to grow British business

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce supports Heathrow expansion to grow British business

15 October, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy
Corporate

As the Airports Commission prepares to launch a national consultation on airport capacity expansion in the UK, British business has provided another signal of support for the unique economic benefits an expanded Heathrow would provide the UK.

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Heathrow statement on Ebola

13 October, 2014

Categories:
Airlines
Airport (general)
Corporate
Passengers

A Heathrow spokesperson said:

“The welfare of our passengers and colleagues is always our main priority and we are working with Government to support the implementation of targeted screening measures as announced by the Health Secretary today. We would like to reassure passengers that the Government assesses the risk of a traveller contracting Ebola to be low. We would encourage anybody with individual questions or concerns to refer to guidance from Public Health England and the Foreign Office.”

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Only Heathrow can connect North and Western Lancashire businesses to emerging markets

Only Heathrow can connect North and Western Lancashire businesses to emerging markets

13 October, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy
Corporate

Businesses in North and Western Lancashire will benefit from better connections to emerging markets if Heathrow is granted expansion, the airport set out in a dinner hosted by the region’s Chamber of Commerce.

Speaking at the dinner, Matt Gorman, Corporate Responsibility & Environment Director at Heathrow, set out how local Lancashire businesses would be well placed to benefit from the increase in regular, direct flights to emerging economies that expansion would provide.

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Heathrow traffic and business commentary September 2014

Heathrow traffic and business commentary September 2014

13 October, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy
Corporate
Financial
Traffic figures

  • 6.58 million passengers chose to travel through Heathrow in September 2014, an increase of 0.3% on September 2013, making it the airport’s busiest ever September
  • Passenger growth at Heathrow continued to be supported by larger, fuller, quieter aircraft. Seats per aircraft increased 0.4% to 204.8, while load factors increased 1.1 percentage points to 81%. Passengers per aircraft rose 1.5% to 165.9
  • Within emerging markets, passenger volumes increased 17.6% to Mexico, 14.9% to China and 10.3% to Brazil
  • Heathrow continued to welcome the transfer passengers that make such long-haul routes viable, with volumes increasing 2.9%
  • Cargo was up 7.8% overall, increasing 57.2% to Mexico, 52.2% to Nigeria, 37.1% to Russia, 25.6% to China and 20.8% to India
  • Two independent polls underlined growing support for Heathrow’s expansion amongst MPs and local residents. A majority of MPs now support an additional runway at Heathrow, with 91% of those who support also believing it will secure parliamentary approval (Ipsos MORI). Local residents are also more in favour of expansion at Heathrow, with 49% supporting an additional runway and 32% opposing (Populus)

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