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An exterior view of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

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 since it opened in 2008. Heathrow’s Terminal 2 is close behind as the world’s fourth best airport terminal and Heathrow Airport itself maintained its position as one of the world’s…

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…

Four London Airports Show Surge in Passenger Traffic in 2018

As the largest aviation hub in the world, London’s four airports latest statistics show a surge in passenger volume last year. Growth at Heathrow Heathrow Airport, the largest airport in the country, handled 80 million passengers last year, becoming one of only seven airports to reach the figure. In addition,…

Heathrow Airport Departures Suspended Following Second London Drone Sighting

Departures were been temporarily halted at London Heathrow Airport following a drone sighting. The northern runway, 27R, which at the time was operating departures, closed for around one hour whilst the southern runway, 27L, continued to operate for arriving flights. The last departure from Runway 27R was a Lufthansa Airbus…

United Kingdom Releases 2018 Budget, Outlining Changes for Air Travel…

Earlier today, the United Kingdom's Chancellor, Philip Hammond, revealed the annual budget, set by Her Majesty's Treasury to outline the expenditure of the public sector. While many of the changes are expected to impact numerous industries, there were several changes in particular that will likely impact the number of passengers…

Never-Ending Lines at Heathrow: The Issue and Potential Solutions

With the United Kingdom planning for "Brexit" in March of 2019, several observers continue to reiterate the need to improve the country's points of entry. However, with ongoing issues at the country's largest airport, Heathrow, it remains to be seen how the airport can handle a larger in-flow of both…

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Celebrate Transatlantic Partnership with Pop-Up Pub…

Virgin Atlantic is promoting its extensive network in the U.S. with its partner, Delta Air Lines, by opening a pop-up pub in London for nine days during the month of August. The pop-up pub, named “The Joint Venture,” is named after the airlines’ transatlantic joint venture and will feature imported…