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Poll: More local residents support expansion at Heathrow than oppose

Poll: More local residents support expansion at Heathrow than oppose

24 September, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Local Community

  • 49% support Heathrow expansion, 32% oppose
  • 59% feel positively about the airport, only 6% feel negative
  • 25% more likely to vote for MP if they support expansion, 17% more likely if they oppose expansion

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Budding Heathrow Employees Test their Construction Skills

Budding Heathrow Employees Test their Construction Skills

19 September, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Events & Experiences
Local Community

Thousands of local students participate in the 8th annual Heathrow Primary School Challenge

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Heathrow pledges to connect Dorset companies to emerging markets

Heathrow pledges to connect Dorset companies to emerging markets

19 September, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy
Corporate
Marketing / Campaigns
Passengers

Businesses in Dorset will benefit from better connections to emerging markets if Heathrow is granted expansion, the airport set out in a speech this week, hosted by the region’s Chamber of Commerce.

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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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Pizza, pasta and paella now on-board at Heathrow

Pizza, pasta and paella now on-board at Heathrow

17 September, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Events & Experiences
Retail

Heathrow has today announced that it is the only airport in the world to provide passengers with an on-board picnic offering from every one of its restaurants. To celebrate this, the airport has brought elements of London’s iconic parks to Terminal 2 for one week only, through a sensory park pod.

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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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