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Heathrow partners with Scouts for new aviation badge

Heathrow partners with Scouts for new aviation badge

17 September, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Corporate
Local Community
Passengers

Heathrow has partnered with The Scout Association to launch an Aviation Skills Activity Badge for the many Scouts and Explorers across the UK interested in aviation.

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Heathrow expansion to deliver 10,000 apprenticeships

Heathrow expansion to deliver 10,000 apprenticeships

16 September, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy
Local Community

  • 3,000 apprenticeships to be created in the lead up to construction
  • An estimated 50,000 jobs created within the five boroughs around the airport would cut local unemployment by 50%
  • Youth unemployment in surrounding boroughs could end if expansion goes ahead
  • Heathrow’s vision for local economic prosperity focus of a new report entitled “The Promise of Heathrow”

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Heathrow traffic and business commentary August 2014

Heathrow traffic and business commentary August 2014

11 September, 2014

Categories:
Capacity/Economy
Corporate
Financial
Passengers
Traffic figures

  • A record 7.05 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in August 2014, an increase of 1.3% on August 2013, making it Heathrow’s busiest ever month and the first time the airport has handled more than 7 million passengers in a single month
  • With growth boosted by the summer months, 17th of August also saw Heathrow’s record busiest day, with 241,412 passengers passing through the terminals
  • Larger, fuller aircraft continue to drive passenger numbers at Heathrow. Seats per aircraft increased 0.5% to 205.2, while load factors increased 1 percentage point to 83.7%. Passengers per aircraft rose 1.7% to 171.8
  • Within emerging markets, Mexico was up 15.3%, China was up 9.3% and India was up 3.7%
  • Cargo was up 7.5% overall, increasing 58% to Turkey, 33% to Russia, 32% to Brazil, 30% to Mexico and 16% to China
  • Highlighting the critical role links to emerging markets play in the UK’s long-term sustainable growth, the CBI described Britain’s lack of hub capacity as a “ticking time bomb”, calling on the Airports Commission to deliver a single hub solution as the only way to boost connections with the export markets of tomorrow

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Heathrow Reducing Carbon Footprint and Managing Noise Levels, While Increasing Passenger Numbers

Heathrow Reducing Carbon Footprint and Managing Noise Levels, While Increasing Passenger Numbers

10 September, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Environment
Local Community
Noise

  • Findings indicate that the carbon footprint of the UK’s 18 largest airports (by passenger numbers) – which represent 95% of air passengers – has shrunk by almost 3% in just two years, despite passenger numbers increasing by more than 5% and air traffic by almost 2% during the same period
  • The report encourages further coordination between Government and local planning policy to reduce the impact of noise on local communities

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9 in 10 MPs who back a third runway at Heathrow think it would get parliamentary approval

9 in 10 MPs who back a third runway at Heathrow think it would get parliamentary approval

08 September, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy
Corporate
Local Community

  • 58% of MPs back a third runway at Heathrow, 13% support a second runway at Gatwick to solve the issue of hub airport capacity
  • 88% of MPs think a successful hub airport is critical to UK economic success
  • 91% of those MPs who back a third runway at Heathrow think it would get parliamentary approval

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