Tag: Heathrow

BEA A319 to be Next British Airways Retrojet

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways has revealed the second design in its series of heritage liveries to mark the airline’s centenary – an Airbus 319 will be painted in the colours of the airline’s short-haul predecessor, British European Airways (BEA). The A319, reg G-EUPJ, entered the IAC paint bay at Shannon Airport on the 23rd of February where […]

#AVGEEK: Enjoy Heart-Warming Reunions for Christmas

Reading Time: 1 minute In joyful anticipation of winter holidays, aviation, just like any other industry, is eagerly preparing for it. Would you agree that reunions of families and friends at the arrival hall of the airport are always heart-warming, especially during a festive Christmas period? Just look at WestJet Christmas Miracle this year: Or get inspired for this season […]

Heathrow Airport Flies to Busiest First Half

Reading Time: 2 minutes Strong passenger satisfaction scores pushed up demand to fly from the UK’s hub to an all-time high of 38.1 million passengers (+2.5%), with growth across all markets. Four new connections to China in 2018 helped trade through Heathrow grow 2.2% to 841,449 tonnes of cargo. Summer getaway pushes sales higher – As the summer getaway […]

Emirates Said to Generate $819m Revenue on Dubai-Heathrow Route

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates’ route between Dubai and London Heathrow has been named the world’s third best for generating revenue, according to a report by OAG Aviation. The provider of digital flight information said on its website that the route produced more than $819 million between April 2017 and this March, putting it behind the Qantas service between […]

U.K Parliament Confirms Construction of Third Runway at Heathrow

Reading Time: 2 minutes With 415 votes for and 119 votes against, the U.K parliament has given the go-ahead for the construction of a third runway at the city’s busiest airport, Heathrow. However, this is just one more step in many phases that will have to be gone through before any construction work. The vote gives the green light […]

British Airways Owner Calls for Break-up of Heathrow Monopoly

Reading Time: 2 minutes Heathrow’s monopoly should be broken-up with the ability for terminals to be run by third parties, creating competition and lower costs for customers, says International Airlines Group (IAG). In a submission to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), IAG says that Heathrow’s expansion provides a great opportunity for independent companies to design, build and run commercial […]

British Airways Pushes New Technology In Aviation First

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways has become the first airline worldwide to introduce high-tech remote controlled devices to push back aircraft across its short-haul operation. The airline is modernising its operation to maintain and further improve punctuality for its customers. In partnership with Heathrow, the eco-friendly Mototok tugs will allow British Airways staff to prepare aircraft for departure […]

Heathrow Sets New Record Of 77 Million Passengers

Reading Time: 1 minute With a record 6.76 million passengers for the month of June (up 2.3% against June 2016), passenger numbers for a 12-month period broke the 77 million mark for the first time in Heathrow Airport’s history. June 30 also proved to be a record day for the airport with 259,917 passengers flying through. In a press […]

Etihad Rated Among The Quietest Airlines at Heathrow

Reading Time: 2 minutes Etihad Airways has been given a top rating by London’s Heathrow Airport for its emissions and night-time noise performance during the first three months of 2017. The ‘Fly Quiet and Clean’ League Table, the first of its kind to be produced by the airport, placed the UAE’s national airline among the top carriers for operating […]

British Airways To Lose €80 Million After Weekend IT Catastrophe

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways (BA), the UK’s flag-carrying airline has been left to lick its wounds after a backup generator failed to kick-in immediately following a power surge and which knocked out its whole of the carrier’s computer system on Saturday. This left the airline having to cancel all weekend flights from both Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, […]