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Why Boris must back Heathrow if a Thames Estuary airport is excluded

Why Boris must back Heathrow if a Thames Estuary airport is excluded

29 August, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Corporate

Next week the Airports Commission is expected to announce whether it has shortlisted the Mayor’s proposal for a new Thames Estuary airport as a solution to the UK’s hub airport capacity crisis.

In advance of the Commission’s decision, Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye has written an open letter to the Mayor reminding him of his own words about the essential need for a successful hub and the inability of Gatwick to provide the connectivity the country needs. They lead to an obvious conclusion – only Heathrow can now deliver the connections the Mayor says are essential for Britain to compete.

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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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Guide puppies in training at Heathrow

Guide puppies in training at Heathrow

05 August, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Local Community
Passengers

  • Heathrow partners with the charity Guide Dogs to help train Guide Puppies

Heathrow today welcomed three generations of Guide Dogs to Terminal 5, but rather than going on their summer holidays, these bundles of fun were learning how to help their future owners - who are blind or partially sighted - cope in bustling and unusual places.

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North East wins £1m worth of advertising at Heathrow

North East wins 1m worth of advertising at Heathrow

05 August, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Passengers

Heathrow, the UK’s only hub airport, alongside VisitBritain has today announced that the North East is the winning region in the YourGreatBritain competition and will receive £1m worth of free advertising at the airport. The competition on Heathrow’s Facebook page saw the North East go head-to-head with the North West, Northern Ireland and the Midlands - resuting in over 40,000 votes in total.

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New advice leaflet for disabled passengers

New advice leaflet for disabled passengers

30 July, 2014

  • A new guide for disabled passengers has today been launched at Heathrow.

Written by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the passport-sized leaflet for disabled people, people with reduced mobility and their families, is aimed at making journeys by air as smooth and trouble free as possible.

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Heathrow (SP) Limited Results for the six months ended 30 June 2014

Heathrow (SP) Limited Results for the six months ended 30 June 2014

25 July, 2014

Categories:
Capacity/Economy
Corporate
Financial
Traffic figures

  • Strong passenger satisfaction in 2014 with two consecutive quarters of record scores
  • 35.1 million passengers travelled through Heathrow with 1.9% growth driven mainly by intercontinental traffic
  • Steady start to the new regulatory period with revenue up 7.4% to £1,234 million and EBITDA up 15.4% to £704 million
  • Her Majesty the Queen officially opened Terminal 2 – the Queen’s Terminal on 23 June 2014, following a successful start to operations on 4 June 2014
  • Heathrow’s refined third runway proposal can deliver over £100 billion for the British economy and over 100,000 new jobs by 2025, connecting the whole of the UK to global growth

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