Heathrow lounge wins customer award!

A huge congratulations goes to London Heathrow Airport’s terminal 2 “Plaza Premium Lounge” for picking up the Priority Pass Global Airport Lounge of the year award! The award, now in its 12th year, is based on ratings and reviews from members of Priority Pass, an independent lounge membership organisation, boasting over 1,000 airport lounges throughout more than 500 cities worldwide. Continue reading…

Airport chiefs pleased with proposal to cut air fares

Airport chiefs across the country are welcoming plans for Heathrow to cut air fares by a third for regional airports. The announcement was made by Heathrow shortly after the Airport announced plans to reopen old routes and introduce more frequent flights to regional airports should they win the battle for Britain’s new runway.

The Airport hopes that the cuts will “reverse a lost decade of connectivity” within the UK; a huge percentage of flights from Heathrow are now for long haul destinations due to the fact that they are more profitable for airlines and airports, but the Airport understands that this issue has to be addressed in order for businesses within the UK to take advantage of the connections to growth markets. If the plans are to be successful, then the price that airlines are charged per passenger to fly from Heathrow to regional airports would be slashed to £19.59 instead of £29.59.

“We’re serious when we say Heathrow is committed to making sure that businesses across Britain can benefit from the connections to growth markets that only the UK’s hub can provide, whilst incentivising only the quietest and cleanest planes to operate from Heathrow,” said the CEO of London Airports, whilst the National Connectivity Task Force stated back in March that a Heathrow expansion would be more positive for airports such as Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley.

The battle for Britain’s new runway is slowly coming to a conclusion and Heathrow have now made the biggest move in sweetening the deal for regional airports across the UK; many believe that this move from Heathrow could spur them on to a new runway success.