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Unite confirms Heathrow strike plans for April | News

Unite confirms Heathrow strike plans for April | News

Unite has announced up to 41 strikes at Heathrow Airport this spring as part of a bitter dispute over what the union says is the firing and rehiring of employees. The union claims workers have seen pay “slashed” and conditions reduced as a result. Targeted strike action will begin on Friday, April 2nd and there […]

Heathrow passengers back to levels seen in 1960s | News

UNWTO: 2020 was worst year on record for tourism | News

Monthly passenger numbers at Heathrow fell below 500,000 last month, the lowest since 1966. The airport said the decline was due to the ban on all but essential travel, blanket quarantine, pre-departure and post-arrival testing. In total, just 461,000 passengers made a trip from Heathrow, down 91 per cent from last year. Limits on passenger […]

Heathrow optimistic for year ahead despite huge losses | News

Travel sector calls for further support as new lockdown begins | News

Heathrow Airport has reported a loss of £2 billion for financial 2020 as Covid-19 restrictions saw travel come to a virtual standstill. In comparison, the London location made a profit of £546 million in 2019. Revenue fell from £3 billion to just £1.2 billion last year. Passenger numbers fell 73 per cent to just 22 […]

Heathrow sees huge fall in traffic during 2020 | News

Travel sector calls for further support as new lockdown begins | News

Heathrow saw passenger numbers fall by 73 per cent last year as Covid-19 restrictions took a huge toll on the aviation sector. In total 22 million people passed through the airport. In December, passenger numbers plummeted 83 per cent when compared to 2019, as fears about the new strain of Covid-19 meant countries shut their […]

Supreme Court overturns Heathrow third runway ban | News

Supreme Court overturns Heathrow third runway ban | News

The Supreme Court has revived plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport. The long-delayed, much-debated scheme was previously blocked by the Appeal Court, which had argued the current airport strategy from the government did not meet up-to-date UK climate targets. However, in a case argued by Friends of the Earth, the Supreme Court has […]

Terminal 4 to remain closed at Heathrow as passenger numbers collapse | News

New ONS figures reveal collapse of UK tourism sector | News

Passenger numbers at Heathrow fell by 88 per cent in November, as travel restrictions and a second lockdown took their toll. Just 747,000 travellers passed through the airport. Based on current forecasts and continued decline in passengers, the airport added it had taken the decision for Terminal 4 to remain non-operational until the end of […]

Heathrow unveils plans for new vehicle charges | News

New ONS figures reveal collapse of UK tourism sector | News

Heathrow is exploring a proposal to implement a forecourt access charge (FAC) for vehicles in late 2021 to prevent a car-led airport recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The charge, expected to be around £5, is part of several revisions to a surface access plan as a result of the near collapse in passenger numbers and […]

Virgin Atlantic to launch pre-flight testing at Heathrow | News

Virgin Atlantic to launch pre-flight testing at Heathrow | News

Virgin Atlantic customers flying to Barbados or onwards to Antigua and Grenada on selected flights will receive a free, rapid, point of care, pre-departure lateral flow antigen test at Heathrow. Launching on December 9th, the move is part of an airline-led trial to gather vital data on the logistics and effectiveness of pre-departure testing. Virgin […]

Heathrow again calls for testing regime as passenger numbers collapse | News

Heathrow again calls for testing regime as passenger numbers collapse | News

Passenger figures at Heathrow were down 82 per cent in October when compared to last year, as the Covid-19 pandemic continue to take a toll on global aviation. The airport also warned data for November was likely to be even worse, as England enters a four-week lockdown. Long-haul and critical markets for trade suffered the […]

Heathrow repeats urgent call for testing regime | News

Heathrow repeats urgent call for testing regime | News

The UK must introduce a testing on arrival regime if it wishes to maintain a leading position in global aviation, Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye has argued. Echoing concerns from the International Air Transport Association earlier, he argued the country was already suffering. “Britain’s economic recovery is falling behind,” he said. “Heathrow’s traffic figures for […]

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