Heathrow exceeds 80 million passenger mark in 2018 as it plans for expansion

Heathrow exceeds 80 million passenger mark in 2018 as it plans for expansion

Heathrow recorded its busiest year ever in 2018 with over 80 million passengers travelling through Europe’s busiest airport, an increase of 2.7 per cent on 2017. The results come following a busy Christmas period, with 6.5 million passengers travelling through the hub in December. Africa and Latin America saw the highest levels of passenger growth, rising 9.3 per cent and seven per cent respectively on last year. The airport’s only passenger decline was in domestic flights, which…

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Heathrow Airport unveils carbon neutral growth plan

Heathrow Airport unveils carbon neutral growth plan

Heathrow Airport has revealed its plan for ‘carbon neutral growth,’ outlining the role it will play on four key areas to reduce emissions from the addition of a third runway. Published today, the plan builds on the momentum of technological change in the aviation industry to make travel more sustainable, with the four key areas including cleaner aircraft technology, improvements to airspace and ground operations, sustainable aviation fuels, and carbon offsetting methods. On aircraft technology,…

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Gatwick Airport unveils plans for second runway

Gatwick Airport unveils plans for second runway

Gatwick Airport has announced plans to increase capacity, including the conversion of its emergency runway into a second runway as it looks to expand. Publishing its draft master plan, Gatwick said: “This innovative development, which would meet all international safety requirements, would be delivered without increasing the airport’s noise footprint and provide greater operational resilience. “While in the early stages of exploration, Gatwick is confident the project would remain within the existing airport footprint and existing…

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Osaka Kansai Airport comes to a standstill as Typhoon Jebi wreaks havoc

Osaka Kansai Airport comes to a standstill as Typhoon Jebi wreaks havoc

Osaka Kansai International Airport remains closed after Typhoon Jebi made landfall in Japan on Tuesday, bringing with it a path of destruction across western Japan. Images and video from the airport showed the runway completely submerged in water, while the apron of several aircraft hangs over several feet of water. The transport ministry said the airport closed all of its runways at noon and shut down the entire facility at 3pm due to flooding, with…

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