Posts tagged Heathrow
Heathrow Airport: What is causing the delay?

In December 2015, the decision was made to delay the decision on whether to allow a third runway at London Heathrow airport until the summer of 2016, due to environmental concerns.  The government stated that it was supporting more airport capacity in the South by 2030, as was recommended by the Airports Commission.  However, the statement lacked mention of the airport by name, which alluded to the fact that other viable options were still being considered, such as a second runway at London Gatwick airport, located directly to the south of London.  

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46 years ago: Heathrow Airport welcomes the first Jumbo Jet

The Boeing 747 is one of the most recognisable planes in the world, with its signature hump and being nearly three times bigger than the largest flying jet, it is clear to see why. This is the aircraft that made flying glamorous, with the first class passengers dressed in their Sunday best, making their way up the spiral staircase to the “flying penthouse”. 

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