JetBlue Confirms Boston-London Entry

By David Casey Apr 07, 2022
Competition between Boston and London is set to further intensify from July when JetBlue Airways begins the first of two daily routes between the…
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines To Increase London Service, Sets Boston Launch Date

By David Casey Oct 28, 2021
Strong corporate demand between the U.S. and the UK is fueling the carrier’s latest transatlantic expansion.
Airlines & Lessors

Heathrow Gets Green Light To Raise Charges; Airlines React Angrily

By David Casey Oct 19, 2021
The UK CAA will allow London Heathrow to raise passenger charges—but not as much as the airport had hoped for.
Airports & Routes

Hubs Report Upswing In Traffic Despite Travel Restrictions

By Alan Dron Aug 11, 2021
Britain’s Heathrow Airport reported a relative surge in passenger traffic in July but warned that overall numbers were still down 80% on pre-pandemic levels.
Airports & Routes

Heathrow Airport To Reopen T3 In Preparation For Traffic Influx

By Alan Dron Jul 07, 2021
London Heathrow Airport plans to re-open Terminal 3 for normal passenger operations in anticipation of higher traffic flows in the second half of the year.
Airports & Routes

EDITORIAL: UK government backed itself into an air travel legal challenge

By Victoria Moores Jun 18, 2021
The UK government has said throughout the pandemic that it was working in partnership with the air transport industry on when and how to re-open international travel. But airlines and airports appear to have reached the end of their patience with talks that are leading nowhere, and some are looking to a legal remedy. 
Air Transport

Heathrow Adds SAF To Main Fuel Supply, Calls For More Incentives

By Helen Massy-Beresford Jun 07, 2021
Heathrow Airport has integrated sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into its fuel distribution in a proof of concept that the airport hopes will lead to greater quantities being used in the future.
Airports & Routes

JetBlue To Serve Heathrow, Gatwick From New York

By David Casey May 19, 2021
JetBlue Airways will make its debut in the transatlantic market this August, launching flights from both airports.
Airlines & Lessors

Heathrow CEO Sees ‘Patchy’ Summer For International Travel

By Helen Massy-Beresford Apr 14, 2021
Heathrow’s CEO sees more short-term potential for long-haul flights than short-haul from his airport given mainland Europe’s latest COVID-19 spike.
Airports & Routes

Bamboo Airways Cleared For London Heathrow Launch

By David Casey Mar 31, 2021
Bamboo Airways’ European expansion ambitions have taken a step forward after the Vietnamese carrier was granted takeoff and landing slots at London Heathrow (LHR) to operate six flights per week from May.
Airports & Routes

Heathrow CEO Hopes Vaccines, New Travel Standards Bring Turnaround

By Alan Dron Feb 24, 2021
London Heathrow Airport is hopeful that a combination of the UK’s successful COVID-19 vaccine roll-out and its hosting of a G7 summit in June will be catalysts for restoring air services at the hub airport. 
Airports & Routes

Industry Veteran Brady To Head Swissport

By Kurt Hofmann Feb 10, 2021
Ground handling giant Swissport has appointed industry veteran Warwick Brady as its new president and CEO.
Airports & Routes

UK Government Formulating London Airport Noise Policy

By Alan Dron Feb 03, 2021
The UK government is seeking views on whether to maintain its current restrictions on night flights at London’s three main airports.
Airports & Routes

UK Extends Airport Slot Waiver Through Summer 2021

By David Casey Feb 01, 2021
The UK has extended the temporary waiver on airport slot rules through its summer 2021 season, slot co-ordination company Airport Coordination Limited (ACL) has confirmed.
Airports & Routes

British Airways Switches Some London Service Starting Points

By Alan Dron Dec 23, 2020
British Airways (BA) plans to transfer a small group of long-haul routes to London Gatwick from London Heathrow for the start of the airline industry’s summer season.
Airlines & Lessors

JetBlue Lands Slots At Gatwick, Stansted Airports, But Not Heathrow

By Ben Goldstein Nov 24, 2020
JetBlue Airways has secured slots at London Gatwick (LGW) and London Stansted(STN), but was denied slots at London Heathrow (LHR), the UK’s largest airport.
Airports & Routes

UK CAA Seeks Views On Heathrow Price Increase

By Victoria Moores Oct 13, 2020
Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) is seeking to recover around £1.7 billion ($2.2 billion) in lost COVID-19 revenues through changes to its regulated charging structure, triggering a UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) call for industry feedback that will run until Nov. 5.
Airports & Routes

Heathrow Staff Trial Three Quick-Turnaround COVID-19 Tests

By Victoria Moores Aug 31, 2020
Workers at London Heathrow Airport are trialing three types of rapid-turnaround COVID-19 tests, which could ultimately be used for passenger testing, eliminating the need for quarantine.
Airports & Routes

Heathrow CEO Calls for Common Biosecurity Standards for Air Travel

By Tony Osborne Apr 29, 2020
LONDON—The CEO of London’s Heathrow Airport has called for common biosecurity standards for air travel to help the industry gets back on its feet.
Airports & Routes

Virgin Atlantic Temporarily Moves All London Flights To Heathrow

By Victoria Moores Mar 26, 2020
UK long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic has temporarily suspended flights from London Gatwick, instead focusing its London operations on London Heathrow, and has flown its first ever all-cargo flight.
Airlines & Lessors

Quieter Heathrow Focuses On Air Freight

By Tony Osborne Mar 24, 2020
The owners of London Heathrow airport says it is repurposing its operations to meet increased demands for air freight.
Airports & Routes

Court Rules Heathrow Third Runway At Odds With UK Climate Objectives

By Tony Osborne Feb 27, 2020
Plans to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport are in tatters after judges sided with a group of climate campaigners and ruled against expansion over environmental concerns.
Airports & Routes

European Airport Retail Sales To See COVID-19 Impact, Analysts Say

By Helen Massy-Beresford Feb 24, 2020
COVID-19 coronavirus-related disruption and flight cancellations could have a mid-single-digit impact on 2020 earnings for the most exposed European airports, Royal Bank of Canada analysts said in a research note.
Air Transport

Counter-Drone System In Place At London Heathrow

By Bill Carey Jan 14, 2020
A custom-made anti-drone system has been deployed at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), using technologies from different manufacturers.
Air Transport