The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said he will join legal action brought by local councils against Heathrow Airport expansion if Parliament votes in favour of a third runway next week. At Mayor’s Question Time, Sadiq reiterated his opposition to the Government’s decision to back...

The government has confirmed it is prepared to intervene to reserve slots at Heathrow for flights to airports in nations and regions around the UK if expansion goes ahead. Public Service Obligations (PSOs) will be put in place by the UK government to protect routes if...

The Labour Party has revealed that it believes the Government’s final proposal for an Airports National Policy Statement, laid before Parliament earlier this month, fails to meet their tests for Heathrow expansion. Their statement says they are opposed to the current Heathrow expansion plans, but they...

May’s Royal Wedding led to a surge in passengers in May, with 6.7 million passengers travelling through Heathrow in the month (+3.1%). Wedding watchers from the US travelling to Windsor pushed up passenger numbers 5% on North American flights. Domestic flights also saw an uplift, boosted...

Ministers have set out final proposals to back Heathrow expansion – which, they say, is moving Britain a significant step closer to more flights, more jobs and greater economic growth. The government has published the proposed Airports National Policy Statement (NPS), backing Heathrow expansion through developing...

The Cabinet has taken a decision to formally back Heathrow Airport's North West Runway plan for expansion. The plan for a third runway has been signed off by the Cabinet economic sub-committee, chaired by Theresa May, and approved by the full cabinet. The issue will now...

China Southern is to launch new direct services to Wuhan and Sanya from Heathrow. Both destinations are a first for direct routes into Heathrow, the connection to Sanya is a first for Europe. These routes will allow for over 6,000 metric tonnes of additional cargo capacity...

Heathrow Hub, the independent proposal to expand Heathrow Airport via an Extended Northern Runway, has formally complained to the Competition and Markets Authority about the behaviour of Heathrow Airport  regarding airport expansion. The complaint, submitted on Heathrow Hub’s behalf by its legal advisers DAC Beachcroft, contends...

The leaders of business groups representing over half a million employers across the UK have called on the govenrnment tohold a vote on the future of Heathrow as soon as possible. The leaders of the CBI,  British Chambers of Commerce, Institute of Directors, Federation of Small...

Transport for London will be running the Heathrow Connect service from this weekend, part of the programme heading for delivery of an opeational Crossrail service. From Sunday 20 May 2018 Transport for London (TfL) will take over the Heathrow Connect services between Paddington and Heathrow terminals...