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London Heathrow Runway Vote to Be Pushed Back to 2018

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LjjzmbEkO8[/embed] The U.K. government has formally announced that the crucial vote on the country's National Policy Statement (NPS), which pertains specifically to London Heathrow Airport, will be postponed until the first half of 2018. The vote was originally supposed to take place later this year to approve the expansion of the airport. In its original proposal, the NPS highlighted the need for a new runway at the airport to support both current and future demand. Transport Secretary of the U.K.…

British Airways Introduces Biometric Technology at London Heathrow Airport

On Thursday, British Airways officially debuted automated biometric technology at London Heathrow Airport, which will be evident in the new self-service boarding gates. Currently, the service is only available at the first three boarding gates for UK domestic flights in Heathrow's Terminal 5, according to the airline. The new technology…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Sixth New Route for 2017: London Heathrow…

Virgin Atlantic has announced that they will be adding an additional new route for their 2017 scheduled service portfolio, becoming the only operator to fly between London-Heathrow and Barbados. The flight will become the newest addition to the airline's Winter 2017 schedule and will operate twice weekly from Heathrow on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The…

Flybe to Launch New Routes Between Scotland and Heathrow

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, announced earlier this week that they will be operating to Heathrow next year to connect the UK’s largest international gateway with Scotland. They will be offering a choice of 40 scheduled flights per week from Aberdeen and Edinburgh. These new routes will complement Flybe’s already…

Qantas Confirms First Non-Stop Flight to a European Country from…

Qantas has confirmed that they will begin offering non-stop service from Australia to Europe. The flight will be the first non-stop flight to a European country from Australia, and will operate from Perth (PER) to London-Heathrow (LHR). The flight will set a new record for the longest non-stop passenger route in Qantas'…

UK Government Confirms Airport Expansion at Heathrow

For the first time in 60 years, Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom has finally made a decision on which airport will be expanded. Announced earlier today by Department for Transport Minister, Chris Grayling, stated that the government has chosen the option to add a third runway at Heathrow Airport.…

Low-Cost Regional Airline Flybe Looks to Expansion at Heathrow

Exeter-based Flybe, the largest independent regional airline in Europe, today announced its support for the long awaited expansion of London Heathrow Airport. [caption id="attachment_7909" align="alignright" width="300"] Flybe Routes from Heathrow (Photo: YourHeathrow)[/caption] The airline currently has hubs in Manchester and Birmingham, but doesn't serve Heathrow. However, today its CEO, Saad Hammed,  said "give Heathrow…

London Heathrow Makes Promises in a Bid to Secure Third…

Heathrow Airport announced today that it would ban night flights, curb noise, and pollution, should the UK Government give the west London airport the go-ahead to expand. The battle between London Gatwick and London Heathrow to win the right to expand their airports continues one year after the Davies Commission was…

The U.K.’s Busiest Airport in Limbo: What’s Next?

The United Kingdom’s largest airport, London Heathrow, has been running at almost full capacity since the ability for cheap air travel was created back in the 1960s. While many plans have been drawn up, scrapped and revised, few solutions have truly come together to create an efficient system for providing…