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Heathrow Airport: Major international airport serving London, England, United Kingdom
Heathrow Airport, also known as London Heathrow, is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom. Heathrow is the second busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, as well as the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic, and the seventh busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic. It is one of six international airports serving Greater London. In 2018, it handled a record 80.1 million passengers, a 2.7% increase from 2017 as well as 477,604 aircraft movements, an increase of 1,821 from 2017. The airport facility is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings.


UK PM Johnson on Heathrow: might be difficult to lie before bulldozers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would try to find a way to honor his promise to oppose Heathrow airport expansion by lying down in front of bulldozers but that it might be..
Reuters - Published

British man charged with 'Syria-related' terror offence after arrest at Heathrow Airport

Mamun Rashid, 26, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday
Independent - Published

Videos for Heathrow Airport

Non-stop flight from London to Sydney believed to have set record [Video]Non-stop flight from London to Sydney believed to have set record

A non-stop Qantas flight from London to Sydney is believed to have set a long-distance record for a passenger jet. The aircraft left Heathrow around 6am local time on Thursday and touched down in..

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Britain charges man arrested at Heathrow Airport with terrorism offence

A man who was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport after he arrived on a flight from Turkey has been charged with a terrorism offence, British police said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •BBC News

UK anti-terrorist police arrest man after Turkey deports suspects

British police arrested a 26-year-old man at Heathrow Airport who had arrived from Turkey on Thursday, on suspicion of terrorism offences related to Syria.
Reuters - Published

UK police arrest man on suspected Syria-related terrorism offences

British police said on Thursday they had arrested a 26-year-old man at Heathrow Airport who had arrived from Turkey, on suspicion of terrorism offences related to Syria.
Reuters - Published

Turkey deports Isis suspect to UK

Man, 26, arrested by British police after landing at Heathrow Airport
Independent - Published

Labour government could scrap Heathrow Airport expansion, John McDonnell hints

'At the moment it does not qualify based on the criteria we set out,' says shadow chancellor
Independent - Published

Britain First investigated by counterterror police after leader arrested while returning from Russia

Officers seize phones and laptops after stopping Paul Golding and senior members at Heathrow airport
Independent - Published

UK police charge climate activist over Heathrow protest

British police said on Monday they had charged a climate-change activist who last week attempted to disrupt Europe's biggest airport, London Heathrow.
Reuters - Published

Extinction Rebellion co-founder charged over Heathrow drone plot

'Airport expansion constitutes a crime against humanity,' says Roger Hallam
Independent - Published

Extinction Rebellion Heathrow activist charged over drone plan

Roger Hallam declared Heathrow expansion "a crime against humanity" as he appeared in court.
BBC News - Published

Heathrow drone protests: Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam re-arrested hours after release for attempting to fly device

'When there's radical evil happening in the world, you've just got to do what you've got to do, and that means economic disruption'
Independent - Published

Heathrow climate change drone protest arrests rise to 18

Protesters have threatened to fly drones near the airport but flights remain unaffected.
BBC News - Published

'Technical glitch': eco group's drones stall in bid to shut London's Heathrow airport

Climate-change activists who had hoped to bring Europe's biggest airport, London Heathrow, to a standstill on Friday found instead that it was their drones that struggled to get off the ground.
Reuters - Published

Climate-change activists' plan to disrupt Heathrow with drones frustrated

Climate-change activists who planned to disrupt Heathrow airport with drones were frustrated early on Friday as the devices failed to fly and Europe's biggest airport continued to operate as usual.
Reuters - Published

London's Heathrow airport says no disruption from activists' drones

London's Heathrow Airport said there had been no disruption to operations by climate activists who planned to fly drones near the airport to ground flights on Friday, with British police saying they..
Reuters - Published

Heathrow drone protest: Two held over climate change action

The arrests were made as the airport confirmed flights landing were not being affected.
BBC News - Published

Protesters vow to go ahead with Heathrow disruption despite arrests

Climate-change activists have vowed to go ahead with plans to disrupt Heathrow with drones on Friday morning, despite the arrest of five of their members in a pre-emptive strike by London police.
Reuters - Published

Police arrest five ahead of climate-change protest at Heathrow

British police have arrested five people ahead of a protest by climate-change activists who planned to use drones to disrupt flights at Heathrow airport on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Heathrow drone protests: Climate activists arrested over plot to shut down London's busiest airport

Two climate campaigners have been arrested on suspicion of planning to fly drones near Heathrow Airport.
Independent - Published

Climate activists ready to risk arrest but not passengers' lives in Heathrow protest

Climate activists planning to disrupt London's Heathrow airport with toy drones said as they practised on Thursday that they would not fly them when planes were in the air and were prepared to be..
Reuters - Published

Heathrow drone protest: Police vow major operation to stop climate protesters shutting airport

Heathrow Pause activists say they are prepared to get arrested as airport braces for disruption
Independent - Published

UK police confident Heathrow climate protest will not bring chaos

British police said they were confident an attempt by climate change activists to disrupt London's Heathrow airport with toy drones from Friday would not lead to a repeat of the chaos seen at Gatwick..
Reuters - Published

Heathrow airport says it aims to stay open during drone disruption

Britain's Heathrow Airport said it will work to ensure it stays open and can operate safely during planned drone disruption by climate activists due to start on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Heathrow protests: Climate change activists disrupting flights with drones risk 'long jail sentences'

'Somewhere between 50 to a couple of hundred people' to be involved in the action, group says
Independent - Published

Heathrow drone protest: Airport says plans 'criminal and counterproductive'

Climate campaigners plan to fly toy drones at Heathrow to stop flights but the airport calls it illegal.
BBC News - Published

Drone disruption? Climate activists to target London's Heathrow airport

British climate change activists said they would disrupt London's Heathrow airport with toy drones from Sept. 13, a step they hope will ground flights and put pressure on the government to take tougher..
Reuters - Published

Facing drone disruption, Heathrow says illegal protest is counterproductive

London's Heathrow Airport said on Thursday a plan by climate activists to disrupt its operations with drone flights is criminal and counterproductive.
Reuters - Published

UK weather: Hottest late August bank holiday on record is reached amid heatwave

A new record temperature has been set for the late August bank holiday weekend, with 31.6C (88.9F) recorded at Heathrow, according to the Met Office.
Independent - Published

Groping vicar Peter McConnell gets suspended sentence

Peter McConnell assaulted an American student on a flight from Philadelphia to Heathrow.
BBC News - Published

Heathrow says next week's strikes postponed

The airport says walkouts on 23 and 24 August are postponed while union members consider a pay offer.
BBC News - Published

British Airways cancels some flights due to IT failure

British Airways said on Wednesday it had canceled some short-haul flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports because of an IT systems failure.
Reuters - Published

Heathrow in last-minute talks to avert strikes

Many passengers still do not know whether their flight has been cancelled or not.
BBC News - Published

Heathrow Airport cancels 172 flights as industrial action looms

Separate pay dispute between British Airways and pilots ongoing
Independent - Published

Heathrow pre-emptively cancels flights as support staff strike looms

The London airport has been in negotiations with the Unite union over staff pay.
BBC News - Published

Man with Parkinson's left 'crawling' through Heathrow security

Parkinson's UK trustee David Allan says the delay to his flight meant he ran out of medication.
BBC News - Published

UK flights getting back to normal after air traffic control problems

Britain's air traffic authority NATS said it had done enough to fix an earlier system issue for flights to start returning to normal after technical problems delayed planes at Britain's two busiest..
Reuters - Published

Air traffic control problems causing delays at London Heathrow and Gatwick

Flights are being delayed at Britain's two busiest airports, London's Heathrow and Gatwick, following technical problems at the main air traffic control center for southern England, air traffic..
Reuters - Published

British PM Johnson says following Heathrow expansion court cases with interest

Britain's new prime minister Boris Johnson said he was following with interest the court cases related to the construction of a new runway at Heathrow Airport.
Reuters - Published

Grant Shapps: What can we expect from Boris Johnson's new transport secretary, from HS2 to Heathrow?

Planes, Trains, and Autobahns: Shapps takes a close interest in infrastructure projects
Independent - Published

Cairo flights: Lufthansa resumes services but BA cancellations continue

But British Airways says flights from Heathrow to the Egyptian capital remain cancelled.
BBC News - Published

Heathrow Airport baggage system failure delays BA passengers

Some passengers said they had missed flights because of the problem.
BBC News - Published

Heathrow strike threat to summer holiday travel

The Unite union says 4,000 staff will strike over pay, but the airport says it has plans to remain open.
BBC News - Published

Where do stowaways hide on planes?

A suspected stowaway is thought to have fallen from a Heathrow-bound flight into a garden in south London.
BBC News - Published

Body found in London garden of stowaway who fell from Kenya Airways jet

The body of a man thought to have been a stowaway who fell from the landing gear of a Kenya Airways flight on its way into Heathrow Airport has been found in a garden in London, police said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Longhorsley vicar Peter McConnell guilty of drunken plane grope

The Reverend Peter McConnell rubbed the man's groin on a flight from Philadelphia to Heathrow.
BBC News - Published

Heathrow expansion: Johnson silent on climate-busting 'masterplan' despite claim he would 'lie in front of bulldozers' to stop third runway

MPs told to 'take a long hard look at themselves' as plans emerge amid escalating global temperatures
Independent - Published

Heathrow reveals expansion 'masterplan'

heathrow reveals expansion 'masterplan'
Plans for a third runway, as well as new terminals to be built in phases, go out to public consultation.
BBC News - Published

Extinction Rebellion delays drone protest at Britain's Heathrow until after summer

Climate activism group Extinction Rebellion has postponed until later this year a plan to shut down Britain's Heathrow Airport using drones and published on Sunday more details of the protest action in..
Reuters - Published

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