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British Airways aircraft at London's Heathrow Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Heathrow Passengers Face Summer Disruptions Due to Industrial Action

Passengers travelling through the U.K.’s busiest airports this summer may face serious inconvenience to their journeys if planned industrial action by multiple employee groups goes ahead. With British Airways pilots currently balloting on potential strike action, easyJet staff at Stansted declaring 17 days of strikes and facility workers at Gatwick currently balloting for industrial action, the U.K. aviation industry may be hit with further disruptions after it was announced that over 4,000 workers at Heathrow have voted on strike action.…

Man Falls from Kenya Airways Aircraft Prior to Landing

A man has fallen from an inbound Kenya Airways flight to London Heathrow Airport in a suspected stowaway incident. The body of the deceased was found in the garden of a house in Clapham, South London, on Sunday, June 30. Although authorities are not treating the death as suspicious, a…

British Airways Pilots Begin Ballot on Possible Industrial Action Affecting…

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), the union which represents roughly 90 percent of British Airways pilots, has commenced balloting its members on possible industrial action over wage negotiations. The move comes after talks between the airline and the BALPA, Unite and GMB unions representing pilots, cabin crew and ground…

Heathrow’s Hidden Gem: Visiting The British Airways Speedbird Centre

Every day, hundreds of British Airways flights depart and arrive from London's Heathrow Airport, a common occurrence for the better part of the last half-century.  For those passing through Heathrow or London itself, the British Airways Speedbird Heritage Centre, located at British Airways' headquarters, is a little-known resource to learn…

Flybe Launches New Route in Effort to Connect Smaller Cities…

Last weekend, British regional carrier Flybe began flying between Newquay Airport in Cornwall and London's Heathrow Airport, in a continuous effort to connect small towns and cities across Britain with the world via the London hub. Flights are set to run throughout the year, with four frequencies each day, offering…

London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 Named World’s Best Terminal

London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 was voted the best in the world at the 2019 Skytrax World Airport Awards at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in London last week. This new win is the sixth time Terminal 5 has won “World’s Best Airport Terminal” against global counterparts in the eleven years…

British Airways to Launch Service to Milan’s Bergamo Airport

Milan will be getting a third link to London link through British Airways. From Sept. 1, 2019, the U.K. flag carrier will begin operations at Milan Bergamo Airport (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) operating six weekly flights (no Saturday flights) to London Gatwick. The new service will be year-round…

Austin Celebrates Five Years of British Airways Flights

History was made in the capital of Texas when British Airways announced the first ever transatlantic flight to Austin in Sept. 2013. Six short months later, BA190 made its inaugural flight between Austin, Texas and London Heathrow, marking the first regularly scheduled transatlantic flight from Austin. As the first Chatham…

Heathrow Airport Reports Record-Breaking 2018 Numbers

London's Heathrow Airport has had the best year in its 90-year history in 2018 following eight years of consecutive growth. The airport welcomed 80.1 million passengers, a 2.7 percent increase from 2017 with almost 82percentt of passengers saying they had an "Excellent" or "Very Good" experience at London's primary international…

U.K. Drone Law to Change Following Airport Incidents

The U.K. government has announced new laws in order to protect airports from future disruption caused by drones. In an attempt to not allow the repeat of past events where airports have temporarily closed following the sightings of drones operating near runways, the government will also give the police more power…