Heathrow Airport News

Beijing Capital Airlines to connect London Heathrow to Qingdao, China

Beijing Capital Airlines to connect London Heathrow to Qingdao, China

27 April 2017 Press Release Airline News Tourism News

Heathrow has today confirmed that Beijing Capital Airlines will launch a new direct service from the UK’s hub airport to Qingdao, the home of Tsingtao beer and one of the fastest growing cities in China. The new route will connect passengers and cargo directly from Heathrow to Qingdao for the first time, providing three direct services every week starting this summer.

Plaza Premium Group opens new Heathrow lounge

Plaza Premium Group opens new Heathrow lounge

13 April 2017 Airline News

A new arrivals lounge has been unveiled at London Heathrow Airport. The lounge located in Terminal 4 arrivals will feature 25 luxury shower rooms, a lounge and bar area and a new and unparalleled dining concept, Flight Club.

Flybe touches down at Heathrow for first domestic flight since 2013

Flybe touches down at Heathrow for first domestic flight since 2013

27 March 2017 Airline News

Passengers are set to benefit from more choice on flights between London and Scotland as Flybe’s new flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen touch down at Heathrow today. In a milestone for Heathrow, Flybe - Europe’s largest regional airline – has become the first domestic carrier to begin operating at the UK’s hub since 2013.

Korean Air to bring Boeing Dreamliner 747-8i to Heathrow

Korean Air to bring Boeing Dreamliner 747-8i to Heathrow

14 March 2017 Airline News

South Korea’s flagship airline, has announced from March 26th, it will have a mixed fleet operating between London Heathrow and Incheon, Seoul. Both Korean Air’s acclaimed A380 and the latest Boeing 747-8i will be used on the route, and Korean Air’s B747-8i will be the first commercial passenger aircraft of its kind to land at Heathrow.

Heathrow sees record 75.7m passengers in 2016

Heathrow sees record 75.7m passengers in 2016

24 February 2017 Airline News

Heathrow welcomed a record 75.7 million passengers in 2016, up one per cent on the previous year. Passenger charges fell by one per cent at the UK’s largest airport, as Heathrow retained its position as Europe’s best hub for the third year running.

Heathrow welcomes UK government National Policy Statement on expansion

Heathrow welcomes UK government National Policy Statement on expansion

2 February 2017 Airline News

Heathrow’s expansion programme has passed its first delivery milestone and is advancing on schedule as the government published its draft National Policy Statement on a third runway at the UK’s hub earlier. Now begins 16 weeks of public consultation across the country on the draft NPS, before submitting a final version for a vote in parliament this coming winter.

Air India joins Star Alliance at Heathrow Terminal 2

Air India joins Star Alliance at Heathrow Terminal 2

Star Alliance member Air India has successfully moved all its operations at London Heathrow’s Airport from Terminal 4 to Terminal 2, the home of Star Alliance. The national airline of India operates up to eight daily flights in and out of Heathrow with either Boeing 777 or Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft and has been serving London for nearly 70 years.

Oman Air moves into Terminal 4 at London Heathrow

Oman Air moves into Terminal 4 at London Heathrow

24 January 2017 Airline News

Both daily Muscat to London flights operated by Oman Air will arrive at and depart from Terminal 4 at Heathrow Airport from January 31st, 2017. Currently the twice daily Oman Air flights operate from Terminals 3 and 4; the presence at just one terminal at one of the world’s busiest airports will further enhance the guest experience on one of Oman Air’s flagship routes.