London Heathrow

UK CAA rejects Heathrow’s request for £2.6bn – allows just £300M

The UK CAA agreed to enhance the regulatory asset base to Heathrow airport by only £300 million instead of £2.6 billion as it was requested....


Vistara’s new Dreamliner soars for 1st time from Delhi to London

Vistara’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner completed the first special non-stop flight between Delhi (DEL), India, and London Heathrow (LHR), UK, on August 28, 2020....


Virgin Atlantic announces resumption of services

Virgin Atlantic announced that starting July 2020, it will gradually ramp up its services to various international destinations. Most of the services are set to return in August 2020:...


British Airways Boeing 747 crash with truck in Heathrow: Report

Back in December 2019, a British Airways Boeing 747, carrying 328 passengers and 17 crew onboard, was approaching a parking stand in London Heathrow Airport (LHR), when it collided with a fuel transfer vehicle. Now, British authorities have published their findings into what they deemed “serious incident”. ...


Aerolineas Argentinas special flight to London makes U-turn

Aerolineas Argentinas flight ARG1130 made a U-turn over the Atlantic Ocean and is now heading back towards Argentina. The Airbus A330 was scheduled to land in London, marking the airline’s first arrival to the city in years. ...


Court rules Heathrow Third Runway decision unlawful

The project to expand London-Heathrow (LHR) airport by building the now-infamous third runway has hit another wall: the Court of Appeals ruled that the project is unlawful....


Heathrow disruption caused by stuck plane

Takeoffs and landings were temporarily disrupted at London Heathrow on the morning of February 19, 2020. An aircraft had to be towed away from a taxiway, forcing the airport to close one of its two runways for several “minutes”. The disruption, while short-lived, was pointed out to be the reason for United Airlines’ squawk 7700 emergency.   ...


Etihad’s controversial A380 battle against wind in Heathrow

Etihad Airways Airbus A380, coming from Abu Dhabi, was met by Storm Dennis’ winds raging to up to 68 km/h at London Heathrow (UK) on February 15, 2020. In a video, which has since gone viral, the superjumbo is seen hanging almost at a 90-degree angle to the runway, before finally touching down. ...


Disoriented contractor prompts A300F takeoff abort in Heathrow

A driver, who became disoriented, accidentally entered a runway in London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR), prompting the air traffic control to abruptly cancel takeoff clearance for EAT Leipzig A300 freighter. British aviation authority has now released a report into a runway incursion incident in February 2019....


Norwegian confirms Heathrow slots, purpose remains secret

In a surprising move, Norwegian Air Shuttle has been granted six slots at one of the world’s most congested airports ‒ London’s Heathrow (LHR). The low-cost long-haul carrier has confirmed the news, but currently retains a secret on what future routes it might mean.  ...