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Heathrow's Primary School Challenge Wins Spark! Partnership Award

Heathrows Primary School Challenge Wins Spark! Partnership Award

25 November, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Local Community

Heathrow’s Primary School Challenge Programme has been awarded the 2014 Malcolm Gibbons Cup in this year’s Spark! Partnership Awards, which highlight leading examples of successful collaboration between education and the local business community.

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Heathrow wins silver at Mumsnet Family Friendly Awards

Heathrow wins silver at Mumsnet Family Friendly Awards

20 November, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Passengers

Heathrow has received a silver award at the Mumsnet Family Friendly awards ceremony in London today, presented by Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP.

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The Airports Commission agrees: More local jobs and reduction in noise through Heathrow expansion

The Airports Commission agrees: More local jobs and reduction in noise through Heathrow expansion

11 November, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy
Environment
Local Community
Noise

  • 41,000[i] additional local jobs with expansion
  • Up to 31,000[ii] fewer local jobs than today without expansion
  • Less noise than today
  • £112-£211bn[iii] of economic benefits overall

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Airports Commission’s Heathrow verdict: 180,000 new jobs, up to £211bn of economic benefits AND less noise than today

Airports Commission’s Heathrow verdict: 180,000 new jobs, up to 211bn of economic benefits AND less noise than today

11 November, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy
Corporate

The Airports Commission’s national consultation document says that Heathrow will deliver more economic benefits and more jobs throughout the UK than expansion at Gatwick.

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Heathrow traffic and business commentary October 2014

Heathrow traffic and business commentary October 2014

11 November, 2014

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

  • Heathrow saw its busiest ever October with 6.32 million passengers choosing to travel through the airport, an increase of 0.4% on October 2013
  • Passenger growth continued to be driven by larger, fuller, quieter aircraft at Heathrow. Seats per aircraft increased 0.7% to 204.9, while load factors increased 0.1 percentage points to 76.1%. Passengers per aircraft rose 0.9% to 156.0
  • Passenger volumes remained strong within emerging markets, increasing 9.6% to China, 7.2% to Brazil, 6.6% to Mexico and 4.5% to India
  • Heathrow continued to welcome the transfer passengers that make such long-haul routes viable, with volumes increasing 1.1%
  • Cargo was up 8.3% overall, increasing 42.7% to Mexico, 35.8% to Brazil, 21.0% to Russia, 13.6% to China, 13.4% to India and 11.7% to Turkey
  • An open letter to the Airports Commission from 24 Chambers of Commerce representing over 40,000 businesses from across the UK underlined growing business support for Heathrow’s expansion. The Chambers outlined how only a stronger hub at Heathrow can support their regions and connect local businesses to global markets
  • Successful completion of the transition of 26 airlines into Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal, with over 40,000 passengers now enjoying the world class facility every day. As a base for the Star Alliance, Terminal 2 is already enhancing efficiencies and enabling closer commercial cooperation amongst member airlines

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