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London Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is the busiest Airport in the United Kingdom. In 2019 the airport was the busiest in Europe, though it was only the eighth busiest in 2021 thanks to strict COVID-19 rules. (Featured Image: London Heathrow Airport)

United Kingdom
John Holland-Kaye
Passenger Count :
19,392,178 (2021)
Runways :
09L/27R - 3,902m (12,802ft) | 09R/27L - 3,660m (12,008ft)
Terminal 2 | Terminal 3 | Terminal 4 | Terminal 5
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latest London Heathrow Airport Articles

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Flagship Route: How Malaysia Airlines’ Airbus A350s Meet Demand Between London & Kuala Lumpur

Simple Flying spoke with the carrier's management about its aircraft and network.

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British Airways Serves Up New Martini Experience At Heathrow's Concorde Room

The new experience is part of the airline's wide range of improvements in its lounges.

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London Heathrow Gets 1st Direct Wuhan Flight Since Pre-COVID

The flights are currently operating on a weekly basis.

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England Women's Football Team Skips Arrivals Hall & Waiting Fans At London Heathrow Airport

The team were following standard protocol when taking the private exit.

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United Airlines Reduces Winter Schedule To London Heathrow

Some months will see a reduction of more than 200 flights between several United hubs.

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Air India Brings Back Boeing 777 Service To London

The airline will deploy its Boeing 777-300ER between Delhi and London Heathrow from September.

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Incredible: A Deep Dive Into Emirates' A380 Operations To London

With nine daily A380 services between Dubai and London, Emirates provides incredible capacity on this busy route.

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Paddington Bear's Flight? LATAM Connects London To Peru

The route, set to launch on December 2, will become the only direct connection between the United Kingdom and Peru.

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Emirates Plans Record London Heathrow Schedule With Added Boeing 777 Flights

The Gulf carrier will have seven daily flights five times per week this winter.

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Inside Airport Slots - How They Work And Why They're So Expensive

Taking a look at how airport slots are allocated.

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Summer In Full Swing: London Heathrow Airport Handled Almost 8 Million Passengers Last Month

Despite the busy nature of the airport, Heathrow is performing well on an operational level.

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British Airways Adds 4 More Short-Haul Routes From London Heathrow

BA's European offerings from Heathrow are set to grow this winter.

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Flight Review: Etihad Airways' (Re)Inaugural Airbus A380 Flight From London Heathrow In Business Class

There was plenty of celebration to mark the return of Etihad's Airbus A380!

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Dubai & Doha: London Heathrow's Highest Capacity Routes Per Carrier Next Month

London Heathrow has always been an important destination for both Emirates and Qatar Airways.

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The Best Ways & Places To Sleep At London Heathrow Airport

From general terminal seating to airport lounges and hotels, we take a look at where to take a nap at London Heathrow.

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How Does London Heathrow Airport Manage Its Runway Usage?

The facility has to consider the impact of noise pollution on local residents when it comes to its operations.

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Singapore Airlines Passengers Leaving London Can Now Check Their Baggage In At Home

Pricing starts from £28 ($35.89) for two bags from central London.

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British Airways Adds Double Daily Airbus A380 Flights To Dubai

It means Heathrow-Dubai will have eight daily Airbus A380 flights.

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Which Airports Have Hair Salons For Pre-Flight Pampering?

Looking to kill time at the airport? Get a blowout before taking off on vacation or a work trip!