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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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Heathrow joins new China tourism campaign

Heathrow joins new China tourism campaign

05 September, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Marketing / Campaigns
Passengers

Heathrow Airport Ltd was today awarded a new Charter mark in recognition of its warm welcome to Chinese visitors.

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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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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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