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Heathrow: forecast for a record 83 million passengers this year

With holiday demand soaring, Heathrow Airport has revised its passenger forecast for this year to 82.8 million – up 1.4 million from its previous forecast in December 2023. This number will surpass the pre-pandemic record of 80.9 million annual passengers set in 2019. Last year, 79.2 million passengers moved through the airport’s terminals. The airport […]

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United Airlines celebrates its 10th anniversary at London Heathrow

United Airlines marked a decade of service from London Heathrow’s Heathrow Terminal 2, as on June 4, 2014, United flight UA958 from Chicago O’Hare was considered the first airline to use The Queen’s Terminal. However, when it moved to Terminal 2, the airline has carried over 16.5 million passengers. For summer 2024, United will have […]

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Postponement of Heathrow strikes lifts strikes

The prospect of disruption for Heathrow passengers was removed this week after last-minute talks that put the management in the hands of an outside agent on Wednesday , after planned strikes by hundreds of workers were called off. Almost 800 members of the union had been set to walk out between May 7 and May […]

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Heathrow: warning of a drop in passenger traffic

March was the second consecutive month in which Heathrow Airport handled a record number of passengers this year, despite a decline in transit travellers, with a spokesperson for the airport sounding the alarm over the number of such travellers, which appears to be down due to the implementation of the electronic travel authorisations (ETAs) system. […]

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Strike at Heathrow upsets British Easter holidaymakers | British Airways cancels flights

Britons returning from their Easter school holidays will face delays ahead of the strike planned by Border Force workers at Heathrow Airport. In particular, more than 600 Border Force workers at London airport are to go on strike for four days between 11 and 14 April. In a ballot held last week, members of the […]

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Heathrow warns of planned travel price increases

-Heathrow Airport made big profits despite the onset of Covid and this was contributed by the delay in the delivery of sustainable aviation fuel, which resulted in an increase in prices and tickets according to Travel Gossip. London’s Heathrow Airport made a pre-tax profit last year of £38 million. It was the first time the […]

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Dnata partners with British Airways to add new destinations

Dnata, a global provider of air and travel services, has signed a multi-year contract with British Airways at Newark International Airport (EWR) in the USA. Dnata will provide quality inflight catering services to the UK national carrier on its services to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). dnata’s highly trained teams will produce and scale up 150,000 […]

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ACI Europe: Greece and Athens among the “winners” in terms of connectivity in Europe

Air connectivity in Europe remains 14% lower than in 2019, despite an almost full recovery in passenger traffic, according to the Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2024, by European airport trade body ACI Europe. Among the “winners” are Athens and Greece as a whole, which recorded an increase in connectivity compared to the pre-pandemic period. The […]

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BA and ΕasyJet seek dismissal of compensation claim for flight delays

A key court case against British Airways and easyJet over flight delays could lead to millions of passengers being compensated, according to British media reports. The two airlines are reportedly seeking the cancellation of the lawsuit, which could force the airlines to pay hundreds of millions of pounds to the travelling public for flight delays. […]

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Servantrip: predicting major transport problems this summer at major European airports

Higher than ever passenger numbers and under-resourced teams throughout the travel chain inevitably mean that airport transfers are likely to experience a spike in complaints and incidents. However, optimal technology and operational processes are key to solving this problem, not necessarily more manpower. Servantrip issues a list of seven key challenges that trade buyers – […]

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