Heathrow has announced that disability campaigner, Helen Dolphin, and the experienced equality and inclusion regulator, Keith Richards, have both been named as new co-chairs of the Heathrow Access Advisory Group.
A record 80.9 million passengers travelled through the Heathrow in 2019, delivering the ninth consecutive year of growth at the airport. This passenger growth was driven by larger and fuller aircraft.
Heathrow has announced it will launch an eight-week public consultation to finalise proposals for expansion. The move follows a recent decision by the UK’s aviation regulator, the CAA, to cap early spending on the project.
The timetable slip follows a decision by the Civil Aviation Authority to reject a request from Heathrow to lift spending by £650 million to £2.4 billion before the project gets planning consent.
International Airlines Group is calling on prime minister Boris Johnson and the incoming Conservative government to commission an independent assessment of expansion costs at Heathrow.
Heathrow has recorded its busiest ever November, with over 6.2 million passengers travelling through the airport. Passengers heading to the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving helped push up traffic figures on the back of new services.
Accor will open the newly built ibis Styles London Heathrow Airport East by the end of December. The hotel has been conceived in partnership with Splendid Hospitality Group.
The hotel is just steps away from the check-in desks and its unconventional booking policy gives guests the flexibility to check-in any time of the day for stays from six hours or more.