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Travelport welcomes Heathrow Express to Smartpoint

Travelport welcomes Heathrow Express to Smartpoint

Travelport has announced travel agencies in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics can now earn commission on Heathrow Express tickets booked through Travelport Smartpoint. The announcement follows the launch earlier this year of Travelport’s industry-first solution, offering airport express services to travel agencies through a plugin on its Travel Commerce Platform.

Heathrow Express to welcome Tata Communications’ first UK ad campaign

Heathrow Express to welcome Tata Communications’ first UK ad campaign

In its first ever UK advertising sponsorship deal, Tata Communications joined forces for the ‘We’re the connection’ campaign with Heathrow Express. Tata Communications’ logo, along with colourful photography and surprising facts about the company’s capabilities, will ‘wrap’ the air-rail link’s fleet – with the images emblazoned across the exterior of the trains.

Heathrow Express to cut services during Network Rail strike

Heathrow Express to cut services during Network Rail strike

Heathrow Express plans to run services every 15 minutes during shortened operating hours if a threatened 24-hour walk-out by Network Rail workers goes ahead from 17:00 on Bank Holiday Monday. Should the RMT and TSSA unions’ strike by signallers and maintenance staff take place, on Monday the normal Heathrow Express timetable will be in operation until 18:30, and on Tuesday services will run between 07.30 and 18:30.

Real-time connection screens installed at Heathrow

Real-time connection screens installed at Heathrow

Screens have been installed at Heathrow Terminal 2 showing passengers live price and journey time comparisons between taxis and the airport’s train service to central London. The screens - a world first - combine real-time traffic, weather and Heathrow Express train service information into one user-friendly data feed, or ‘journey comparison generator,’ at the terminal’s baggage reclaim zone.

British Airways welcomes rail companies into fold with single ticket journeys

British Airways welcomes rail companies into fold with single ticket journeys

Britain’s biggest scheduled airline and two train companies are making international travel easier for their customers in Wales and the West of England. A single booking will now combine air and rail travel, with hassle-free connections, thanks to a new partnership between British Airways, Heathrow Express and First Great Western. From December 5th these tickets will be available to book through travel agents for travel from 11 First Great Western stations. 

Heathrow Express expands loyalty programme options with Avios deal

Heathrow Express expands loyalty programme options with Avios deal

19 September 2014 Airline News Rail & Coach News

Members of Iberia Plus, the frequent flyer programme for Spanish airline Iberia, can boost their Avios balance further thanks to an extension of the partnership between Heathrow Express, Avios and British Airways. Along with global British Airways Executive Club members and UK members of the Avios Travel Rewards Programme, Iberia Plus members will get up to 400 Avios points when buying Heathrow Express tickets online. 

Fire closes Heathrow Express during Christmas exodus

Fire closes Heathrow Express during Christmas exodus

21 December 2012 Rail & Coach News

Heathrow Express, the main line linking London to the airport, has been closed by fire as thousands of passengers attempt to board flights for the Christmas holiday. The branch route to Heathrow was shut after water penetrated a line-side transformer at its junction with the Great Western main line earlier, causing a fire.

A New Era for Heathrow Express

A New Era for Heathrow Express

13 March 2012 Rail & Coach News

Heathrow Express has unveiled the result of a £16 million investment ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Stepping into a ‘New Era’, the service will see a new brand, corporate colours, staff uniforms and a refurbished and higher specification rolling stock rolled out.