Latest Heathrow Airport news

  • Black box data lost for 2012 Malaysia Air flight
    Black box data lost for 2012 Malaysia Air flight Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Malaysia Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in 2012 when a plane had to turn back because of technical problems, a report by Britain's air accidents investigator found Thursday. More »

  • Black box data lost for 2012 Malaysian Air flight
    Black box data lost for 2012 Malaysian Air flight Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Malaysian Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in 2012, a report by Britain's air accidents investigator said Thursday. More »

  • On This Day: Five killed at Heathrow after passenger jet bursts into flames during …
    On This Day: Five killed at Heathrow after passenger jet bursts into flames during … Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Among the dead was stewardess Barbara Jane Harrison, who remains the only woman to be awarded the George Cross in peacetime after she helped save 122 lives More »

  • Shrien Dewani: Murder Suspect's Extradition Due
    Shrien Dewani: Murder Suspect's Extradition Due Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    A British man suspected of arranging the murder of his new wife on honeymoon in South Africa is due to be extradited later so he can face trial. Shrien Dewani will be put on a flight from Heathrow to Cape Town which will arrive in South Africa on Tuesday morning. He will be taken to Western Cape High Court immediately for a preliminary hearing, where he will be flanked by nurses. Prosecutors allege that Mr Dewani ordered the killing of his wife, who is a Swedish national. More »

  • Jobs assurance over estuary airport
    Jobs assurance over estuary airport Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Boris Johnson's aviation aide has insisted that a new Thames Estuary airport to replace Heathrow would not result in thousands of job losses. More »

  • Chinese Man Arrested in London Accused of Illegal Nuclear Exporting to Iran
    Chinese Man Arrested in London Accused of Illegal Nuclear Exporting to Iran Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    A Chinese man wanted by US authorities for allegedly exporting banned uranium-enriching devices to Iran has been arrested in London. Sihai Cheng is in police custody after being arrested on a provisional US warrant at Heathrow Airport in February, and appeared in court recently. The US indictment alleges that Shanghai-based Cheng conspired with an Iranian to illegally import US-made pressure transducers to Iran through China. According to the indictment, the transducers have been photographed attached to gas centrifuge cascades at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility. More »

  • D-Day for Shrien Dewani: Timeline of Accused Briton's Extradition to South …
    D-Day for Shrien Dewani: Timeline of Accused Briton's Extradition to South … Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Shrien Dewani, the British businessman accused of orchestrating the murder of his wife Anni, is due to be extradited to South Africa on Monday. Dewani will be escorted by two senior officials, a doctor and a nurse to London's Heathrow Airport, where he will board flight BA0059 to fly directly to Cape Town, as reported by South Africa's Times Live. He will be charged with allegedly organising the murder of his wife while on their honeymoon, in a staged hijacking in Gugulethu township near Cape Town in 2010. 13 November 2010: Shrien and Anni Dewani, from Bristol, are kidnapped at gunpoint in Gugulethu at around 11pm local time. More »

  • Deported Yashika 'Very Frightened' In Mauritius
    Deported Yashika 'Very Frightened' In Mauritius Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Teenage student Yashika Bageerathi has said she is "very frightened" after landing in Mauritius following her deportation from the UK. The 19-year-old spoke to the headteacher at the school she attended in north London after she was interviewed by police at the airport. She was put on an Air Mauritius flight at Heathrow, despite more than 175,000 people signing up to a petition calling for the government to halt the deportation. Lynne Dawes, headteacher at Oasis Academy Hadley in Enfield, north London, said the school was keeping in contact with the A-level student and that the immediate concern was to find her a safe place to stay. More »

  • Yashika Bageerathi: Why Has Mauritian A-Level Student Been Deported From Br …
    Yashika Bageerathi: Why Has Mauritian A-Level Student Been Deported From Br … Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Aspiring mathematics student Yashika Bageerathi has been deported from the UK to her home country of Mauritius after a judge refused to grant her asylum.  Lawyers represeting Bageerathi had sought an injunction on her deportation to allow them time to take her case to the court of appeal. But Lord Justice Richards refused the application and 19-year-old Bageerathi continued her journey to Heathrow Airport. Immigration minister James Brokenshire said on Monday that the Home Office decided she did not need protection from violence or persecution in her homeland. More »

  • Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession
    Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    The chef was not allowed to board a flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles on Sunday. More »

  • Teenage Student Yashika Bageerathi Deported
    Teenage Student Yashika Bageerathi Deported Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    A teenager at the centre of a deportation battle has left the UK on a plane to Mauritius. The removal of student Yashika Bageerathi has gone ahead after a last-minute attempt to secure an emergency injunction failed. The 19-year-old is being flown back by Air Mauritius, which has issued a statement saying it "regrets this situation". Her headteacher Lynne Dawes told Sky News the teenager had been put on the plane at Heathrow surrounded by four security guards. More »

  • Legal Bid To Block Student Deportation Fails
    Legal Bid To Block Student Deportation Fails Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    A last-minute legal move to block the deportation of Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi has failed. A judge at London's Law Courts refused to grant an emergency injunction to halt her removal, in order to give her legal team more time to take her case to the Court of Appeal. The eleventh-hour application was made as the 19-year-old was being driven to Heathrow airport. She is due to to be flown out on an Air Mauritius flight at 9pm. More »

  • Eleventh-Hour Bid To Halt Student Deportation
    Eleventh-Hour Bid To Halt Student Deportation Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Lawyers have lodged papers to try and get an emergency injunction to block the deportation of Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi. She is being driven from Yarl's Wood immigration centre in Bedfordshire to Heathrow airport for an Air Mauritius flight. A spokesman for Miss Bageerathi's school, Oasis Academy Hadley, in Enfield, north London said she was "very distressed and worried". "We're encouraging everyone to tweet Air Mauritius and to phone them to stop this." More »

  • Heathrow in top 10 world airports
    Heathrow in top 10 world airports Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Heathrow has made it into a list of the top 10 world airports compiled from views of nearly 13 million passengers globally. More »

  • Heathrow airport chief executive quits
    Heathrow airport chief executive quits Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    The British Airports Authority (BAA) Chief Executive Colin Matthews (L) attends a press conference in London on January 12, 2009 More »

  • Heathrow Airport says CEO Matthews to leave later this year
    Heathrow Airport says CEO Matthews to leave later this year Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    London's Heathrow Airport said on Tuesday its chief executive Colin Matthews would be leaving the company later this year and that it had started searching for his successor. Matthews, who joined the world's third busiest airport in 2008, said he would leave after Terminal 2 opens later this year, a redevelopment scheme which has been key to the airport's expansion in recent years. Heathrow's owners include Spain's Ferrovial and the sovereign wealth funds of Qatar, China and Singapore. More »

  • Heathrow Airport Surrenders Over 'Draconian' Price Cap
    Heathrow Airport Surrenders Over 'Draconian' Price Cap Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Heathrow Airport will not appeal against price controls imposed by the UK aviation regulator to limit the amount it can charge airlines, despite having called the measure "draconian". The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, must set its prices at 1.5% below inflation for five years from April 2014 because it has too much power in the market. After considering a challenge to the price control announced in January, Heathrow said it would not use its right to appeal. "We understand that other parties have chosen not to appeal the CAA's decision either," said a statement from Heathrow Airport. More »

  • Heathrow to accept new regulatory price cap
    Heathrow to accept new regulatory price cap Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    London's Heathrow said on Tuesday it would accept a decision by the regulator to impose a cap on the prices Britain's biggest airport can charge airlines, adding it did not expect other parties to appeal the ruling either. Heathrow had warned in January that it could struggle to grow its business after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ruled prices must be set at 1.5 percent below inflation from April 2014 after finding that the airport - Europe's busiest - had too much market power. "We are focussed on delivering our business plan for the period from 2014-18 and further improving Heathrow for passengers," the airport said in a brief statement. Heathrow, which has expanded in recent years with Terminal 5 and the redevelopment of Terminal 2, had said it might appeal the cap, which was much lower than expected for the next five years. More »

  • Heathrow Airport: Asian Man Attacks Polish Woman in Racist Attack
    Heathrow Airport: Asian Man Attacks Polish Woman in Racist Attack Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    A suspected woman beater was caught doing chin ups moments after he allegedly assaulted a Heathrow Airport worker in a racist attack. When the victim intervened and asked him to stop he started shouting racist abuse at her. More »

  • UK Airport Capacity: Gatwick Airport Reveals Images of Second Runway and New …
    UK Airport Capacity: Gatwick Airport Reveals Images of Second Runway and New … Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Gatwick Airport bosses have revealed for the first time that development of a second runway could start as soon as 2020. The news came as architects presented their visions of what a modernised Gatwick would look like if the Airports Commission decides the airport would be the best option to handle additional airline capacity in the hope of boosting international trade. The commission, led by Sir Howard Davies, last year shortlisted Gatwick and Heathrow Airport as the best possible options for development, but an Isle of Grain airport in the Thames Estuary, which is known as 'Boris Island', is being further studied. Gatwick has committed to start building a new runway before the end of the next parliament, which would mean by 2020 at the latest, with the first flights taking off by the end of 2025. More »

  • Crossrail To Be Extended To Key Commuter Town
    Crossrail To Be Extended To Key Commuter Town Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    The Government has confirmed the Crossrail line is to be extended to another major commuter town west of London. The fast-train service - to run from Shenfield in Essex, through London with arms to Heathrow Airport and Abbey Wood in south east London - was due to end at Maidenhead but it has been decided to take the route further west to Reading via Twyford. The scheme - due to cost almost £15bn in total - will be fully operational by 2019 and help boost London's rail capacity by 10%. Transport Minister Stephen Hammond said the decision meant passengers travelling to London from Reading and other Thames Valley stations would be able to reach more destinations across London without the need to change at Paddington. More »

  • London Gatwick argues it offers cheaper, quicker option for UK airport expa …
    London Gatwick argues it offers cheaper, quicker option for UK airport expa … Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    London could have a new runway more cheaply and sooner if the British government chose Gatwick over Heathrow as the site for airport expansion, the head of the capital's second airport said on Tuesday. Lawmakers and business leaders agree that Britain needs new runways to help it remain economically competitive but building more capacity around densely populated London is unpopular with voters and a decision on expansion repeatedly pushed back. Stewart Wingate, chief executive of London Gatwick, said a second runway could be built at Gatwick for 7 billion pounds ($11.54 billion) compared to an estimated 17 billion pounds to build a third runway at Heathrow, Britain's busiest airport. More »

  • Three former G4S guards to face UK manslaughter charges Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - Three former officers of security firm G4S will face manslaughter charges over the 2010 death of a man who died as he was being deported from Britain by the group, government prosecutors said on Thursday. The prosecutor's office, which had previously ruled out any action in relation to the case, said it had decided not to charge the company itself, the world's largest security firm, for corporate manslaughter. However Colin Kaler, Terrence Hughes and Stuart Tribelnig will be charged after the office reviewed new evidence from an inquest which found that Jimmy Mubenga had been unlawfully killed when he was restrained by the officers. Mubenga, 46, died in October 2010 after falling ill as a flight prepared to leave London's Heathrow airport for Angola. More »

  • Three G4S guards charged with manslaughter of man being deported
    Three G4S guards charged with manslaughter of man being deported Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Jimmy Mubenga died after being restrained by the three guards on board a plane at Heathrow airport as he was being deported. More »

  • Three G4S guards to face manslaughter charges Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Three G4S custody officers will face manslaughter charges over the 2010 death of a man who died as he was being deported from Britain by the security group, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on Thursday. The CPS, which had previously ruled out any charges in relation to the case, also said it had decided not to prosecute G4S, the world's largest security company, for corporate manslaughter. Jimmy Mubenga, 46, died in October 2010 after falling ill as a flight prepared to leave London's Heathrow airport for Angola. The CPS said Colin Kaler, Terrence Hughes and Stuart Tribelnig would be charged after it had reviewed new evidence from an inquest which found that Mubenga had been unlawfully killed when he was restrained by the officers. More »

  • Jimmy Mubenga Death: Three G4S Guards Charged with Manslaughter
    Jimmy Mubenga Death: Three G4S Guards Charged with Manslaughter Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Three G4S security guards have been charged with manslaughter in connection with an Angolan man who died while being deported from the UK. Jimmy Mubenga, 46, died in 2010 after being restrained by three G4S guards on board a plane at Heathrow Airport. Three guards were arrested at the time in connection with Mubenga's death, but in 2012 the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to bring any charges. That decision was reviewed after a jury ruled Mubenga had been unlawfully killed during an inquest into his death last year. More »

  • Chris Tarrant Suffers Mini-Stroke on Thailand Flight
    Chris Tarrant Suffers Mini-Stroke on Thailand Flight Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire TV host Chris Tarrant has been in hospital for a week after suffering a mini-stroke on a long-haul flight. The 67-year-old fell ill during an 11-hour flight from Thailand on March 1 and was rushed to Charing Cross Hospital from Heathrow airport. But last night, his agent and manager Paul Vaughan, confirmed doctors removed a potentially fatal blood clot before it resulted in a major stroke. More »

  • Flights Delayed And Cancelled Amid Thick Fog
    Flights Delayed And Cancelled Amid Thick Fog Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    There has been disruption to dozens of flights at some of Britain's airports due to thick fog. Many arrivals and departures were cancelled at London City Airport , while Southampton Airport said it also experienced delays and cancellations. Heathrow Airport reported "minor delays" on a "few" in-bound flights, but said there were no cancellations or delays to flights from the airport. A spokesman said: "We have had one flight re-diverted to us from London City airport, but otherwise everything is operating 100% as normal." More »

  • Bosses cautious over T2 opening
    Bosses cautious over T2 opening Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    Heathrow bosses due to open a new £2.5 billion terminal in a few weeks are determined not to repeat the mistakes which led to the catastrophic launch of the west London airport's Terminal 5 (T5) six years ago. More »

  • British Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing after Engine Fire
    British Airways Plane Makes Emergency Landing after Engine Fire Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    A British Airways plane made an emergency landing at Heathrow after one of its engines caught fire soon after take-off. "Lots of blue lights then emerged on the airport while the plane, I guess, turned around to make an emergency landing." BA said the crew kept the passengers informed about the situation and shut down the engine that caught fire before making the emergency landing. More »

  • BA plane lands after 'engine surge'
    BA plane lands after 'engine surge' Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    A British Airways plane has had to turn back to Heathrow after experiencing engine problems on take-off. More »

  • India orders bribery probe into Rolls-Royce deal
    India orders bribery probe into Rolls-Royce deal Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    A reflection of a Rolls Royce Trent 900 turbofan engine at an event at Heathrow Airport in London on July 4, 2013 More »

  • iPhone App Sends Cyclist in Wrong Direction towards M25
    iPhone App Sends Cyclist in Wrong Direction towards M25 Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    Surrey Roads Police stopped the cyclist and fined him £50. Ben Newman who saw the cyclist between junctions 12 and 13, on his way to work at Heathrow, said: "I was keeping an eye out for him, because I heard it on the radio. More »

  • Spain's Ferrovial core profit grows 0.8 pct in 2013 Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial said on Tuesday that its core profit rose 0.8 percent to 934 million euros (766.51 million pounds) in 2013, beating analyst expectations as overseas sales grew strongly. The group, which is the biggest shareholder in Heathrow Airport Holdings, said net profit was up 5 percent in 2013 to 727 million euros. Analysts had expected the group to report core profit, or EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) of 877 million euros. Ferrovial said annual revenue rose 7 percent to 8.17 billion euros. ... More »

  • Olympics: Winter Sports Set For Funding Boost
    Olympics: Winter Sports Set For Funding Boost Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    More Government cash is expected to be put into winter sports after Great Britain's Olympians had their equal best Games in Sochi, winning four medals. The team has arrived back in the UK after what the head of UK Sport called an "outstanding" Olympics in the Russian city. The highlight was Lizzy Yarnold's gold in the skeleton event. As the team posed for pictures at Heathrow Airport, she told Sky's Paul Kelso that winning was a "massive deal". More »