Government consults on London night flights

The government has launched a consultation on night flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, between 11:30pm and 6am. Residents and businesses are being asked for views on continuing the existing regime which limits the number of flights between those hours, after October 2025. The consultation comes with a recommendation of continuing the same quotas and limits on night flights. [+]

Gloom descends over empty Heathrow

Heathrow’s cargo volumes were down in October 23% compared to last year, according to the airport’s latest traffic figures. However, UK’s aviation industry is essential to the supply chain of temperature-sensitive, time-critical goods like vaccines - 41% of the UK’s pharmaceutical supplies are imported via Heathrow alone, it said. North America ... [+]

Freighters still dominate Heathrow cargo

Over 88,000 tonnes of cargo travelled through Heathrow in July, with a gradual shift from freighters to the belly hold of passenger planes, said the airport in its latest figures. However, 60% is still travelling on cargo only flights compared to 5% before the crisis. Cargo volumes continue to be ... [+]

Heathrow given leave to appeal over runway ruling

The Supreme Court has granted Heathrow Airport permission to appeal against a block on its plans for a third runway. It follows February’s Court of Appeal ruling that the government decision to allow the scheme to go ahead was unlawful, on the grounds that climate considerations had not been taken ... [+]

Heathrow has busiest day for freighter flights

Heathrow airport had its busiest day for cargo only flights on 31 March 2020, when it handled 38 dedicated cargo movements. Normally, the gateway handles an average of 47 cargo only movements a week. Despite the rise in freight-only flights, Heathrow’s overall cargo volumes were impacted by the grounding passenger fleets. ... [+]

Heathrow sees cargo surge

Heathrow airport says its cargo movements are forecast to surge by 53%, compared to the weekly average, as the airport prioritises cargo flights with medical supplies in the fight against COVID-19. This figure is set to increase further as the airport scales up its cargo operation. Pharmaceutical products are already ... [+]

Heathrow top spot under threat, says airport boss

Heathrow Airport chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, is warning that Paris Charles de Gaulle is set to overtake the London gateway as Europe’s leading hub airport within the next two years. Despite a record breaking start to the year at Heathrow, with passengers growing by 2.9% in January,  Charles de Gaulle ... [+]

Airport site ready for take-off

Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has gained planning permission for its Black Arrow speculative-build warehouse development at Blackthorne Point industrial estate in Poyle, near Heathrow’s Terminal 5. The high-spec, 27,760sq ft warehouse will be on a vacant brownfield site.  Black Arrow will be a flexible industrial ... [+]

Heathrow cargo chief moves on

Heathrow Airport head of cargo Nicks Platts is to leave his post on 9 October saying that he would seek a fresh challenge. He said the cargo programme at Heathrow was “well advanced”.  Since taking up the post in 2015, he has overseen improvements in efficiency and a reduction in ... [+]

Ten more years for Swissport at Heathrow

Cargo handler Swissport is to extend its stay at SEGRO’s Heathrow Cargo after it signed a 10-year lease on a 104,000 sq ft warehouse unit on Shoreham Road. The agreement follows long-term commitments from Air Canada and Worldwide Flight Services which have both re-geared leases in 2019. The lease includes ... [+]

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