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.
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.
Heathrow has reported a loss of £2 billion for 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.
United Airlines has announced plans to expand its global route network with new, non-stop service between London Heathrow and Boston Logan International Airport.
Passenger volumes were down 89 per cent in January as the national lockdown, travel bans, blanket quarantine and compulsory testing deterred people from travelling.
This pilot sets out to understand how routine testing might be used to help identify asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 in the airport’s workforce. As many as 2,000 staff will be involved.
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 borders to the UK.
As Heathrow prepares for a much-needed boost in the form of the Christmas getaway and the capital moves into tier three, passengers are being reminded of guidelines at the airport.
The long-delayed, much-debated scheme was previously blocked by the Appeal Court, which had argued an airport strategy from the government did not meet up-to-date UK climate targets.
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.
The results of pre-departure testing trials carried out by four transatlantic carriers at Heathrow will be brought together by a study commissioned by the airport.