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Another Airbus A350 route for London Heathrow

London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) is gaining another Airbus A350 route later this year when Philippine Airlines switches to the type on its London- Manilla service. The route is currently being operated by a 370 seat Boeing 777-300ER but will be replaced by a 295 seat Airbus A350-900 from the 28th October. [read more]

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Government wins Heathrow expansion vote

The UK Government has won the House of Commons vote on airport expansion at Heathrow by 415 to 119. Expansion at Heathrow was the governments preferred option despite an option at Gatwick being cheaper and requiring less destruction of residential properties. Former London Mayor Boris Johnson has opposed the third runway at [read more]

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Easyjet eyes an expanded Heathrow as opportunity

British low-cost airliner Easyjet (U2/EZY) has said it sees an opportunity for low-cost flights from Heathrow if the expansion goes ahead. Easyjet says that if the expansion goes ahead then passengers could see fares reduce by up to 30% as low-cost carriers compete against Heathrow’s legacy carriers. The Government has approved [read more]

A British Airways A380 departs London Heathrow
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10 Years of the Airbus A380 at Heathrow Airport

Airbus and London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) have celebrated 10 years of the Airbus A380 at the Airport. The very first Airbus A380 flight, operated by Singapore Airlines, touched down at the airport on the March 2008. SQ308 flew to Heathrow from Singapore’s Changi Airport. Heathrow now sees around 50 Airbus A380 flights [read more]


Tianjin Airlines favours Heathrow over Gatwick

Tianjin Airlines (GS/GCR) will start a twice-weekly service to Xi’An (XIY/ZLXY) from London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) for Summer 2018. The route, which begins on the 7th May replaces the plans Tianjin Airlines had to operate from London Gatwick (LHR/EGKK). Tianjin Airlines will fly the route with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft and it will [read more]

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Qatar Airways first A350-1000 service will be Heathrow

Qatar Airways has announced that it’s first Airbus A350-1000 route will be the daily  QR15 Doha (DOH/OTHH) to London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) service. Starting from the 24th February, the QR15 service will be operated by the Rolls-Royce XWB-97-powered twinjet, the first of its type in service. The A350-1000 was finally handed over to [read more]