Submit a story
Tell us your story.
More than 5.4m people travelled through London’s Heathrow airport this January, marking the busiest start to the year since 2020. Sharp upticks in travelers from Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific region bolstered the London airport’s passenger figures to heights last seen before Covid-19, Heathrow said. The airport also saw customer satisfaction return to [...]
The Qatar Investment Authority is interested in buying a stake in Manchester United and has not ruled out a full takeover. QIA, which owns Harrods as well as significant shareholdings in Heathrow Airport and Sainsbury’s, has not made an offer for United yet. But it is one of the Qatari parties mulling an offer to [...]
British Airways has cancelled a raft of flights at London airports after a the thick layer of fog engulfed the capital. The legacy carrier has axed around 30 flights at Heathrow – between arrivals and departures – after a limit was imposed by air traffic control. While London City Airport was forced to ground or [...]
John Holland-Kaye is stepping down as Heathrow chief executive later this year, it has been announced. Holland-Kaye, who has been at the London airport’s helm since 2014, will stay in place until a replacement is found. The reasons behind his decision have not been revealed and the airport has declined to elaborate further on his [...]
Virgin Airlines and British Airways’ owner IAG have slammed the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) decision today to hike Heathrow’s price cap. The regulator announced the hike this morning, raising the cap for 2023 to £31.57 per passenger, up from £30.19. The aviation watchdog said the decision will “protect consumers and give certainty to the airport [...]
Airlines have been forced to cancel dozens of flights as freezing fog engulfed Heathrow Airport this morning. Last night the west London hub told airlines such including British Airways (BA) that they would need to cut 15 per cent of their scheduled flights as a result of poor visibility. British Airways said it was working [...]
Wealthy nations should pay more for low-emission air travel, Heathrow’s boss John Holland-Kaye told business and political leaders gathered in Davos today. “The wealthy people in this room and the wealthy nations should be funding the energy transition in aviation,” Holland-Kaye said, speaking at an event on the future of travel at the World Economic [...]
A man has been arrested under terrorism laws after traces of uranium were found in a cargo package at Heathrow Airport, police said. Border Force officers found the radioactive material with a shipment of scrap metal on December 29 which, according to the Sun newspaper, had originated in Pakistan and was bound for Iranians in [...]
Counter-terrorism investigators will “follow every avenue” to discover how material contaminated with a radioactive substance came to be found at Heathrow Airport. Uranium was detected during routine screening of a package at the airport on December 29, that according to the Sun had originated in Pakistan and arrived on a flight from Oman. The newspaper reported [...]
Heathrow Airport’s passenger numbers skyrocketed last month despite challenges posed by Border Force Strikes. The west London hub said 5.9 million travellers passed through its gates during the festive month, up 90 per cent on 2021 levels. Overall, the airport remained in line with former expectations, with 61.6 million passengers using Heathrow in 2022. John-Holland Kaye, [...]
Subscribe to the City A.M. newsletter to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.
Subscribe to get the essential daily news updates from City A.M's top stories to your inbox.