Ahead of the COP26 summit in the UK, Heathrow urged the UK government to show leadership by putting the policies in place to scale up the production of sustainable aviation fuels.
The short flight - British Airways BA1476 from London Heathrow to Glasgow Airport - was powered directly by sustainable aviation fuel, provided by BP.
The airport said ever-changing restrictions, expensive and unnecessary testing requirements and lack of a common approach across borders were behind a slump in passenger numbers.
Air Astana has unveiled plans to resume direct flights from Nur-Sultan, capital of Kazakhstan, to London Heathrow. The service will return on September 18th.
JetBlue has entered the transatlantic market with a new, non-stop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and London Heathrow.
A further easing of travel restrictions throughout July has resulted in a 74 per cent increase in passenger numbers at Heathrow compared to the same month last year.
Gulf Air has resorted its flagship double daily direct passenger flights to London Heathrow. The move is in line with a decision by the British authorities to add Bahrain to the amber list.
Air Canada has resumed passenger flights between London Heathrow and its Montréal hub. The service will initially run non-stop three-times weekly, increasing to four-times weekly next month.
The new comes as the government reportedly prepares to remove quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers from amber list countries in the coming weeks.
Heathrow has now seen cumulative losses from Covid-19 of around £2.9 billion, according to the latest results from the airport. Revenue fell by half in the six months to June, down to £348 million.
Heathrow passenger numbers are still nearly 90 per cent down on pre-pandemic levels according to the latest figures from the airport. Just 975,000 people passed through the facility in June.