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Heathrow Airport: Major international airport serving London, United Kingdom
Heathrow Airport, originally called London Airport and now 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 the London region. In 2019, it handled a record 80.8 million passengers, a 0.9% increase from 2018 as well as 475,861 aircraft movements, a decrease of 1,743 from 2018. The airport facility is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings.

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UK's Heathrow pleads for testing regime [Video]

UK's Heathrow pleads for testing regime

Heathrow Airport, once Europe's busiest airport, called on Britain to urgently back a passenger testing regime, warning that without one, strict quarantine rules will stop travel, stall the economy and..

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Beachgoers bask on hottest August day in 17 years [Video]

Beachgoers bask on hottest August day in 17 years

Sunseekers have been told to avoid some overcrowded beaches along the southerncoast, as Friday saw the hottest August day in 17 years. By midday, theCoastguard said it had responded to dozens of calls...

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Britain sizzles on hottest day of the year so far [Video]

Britain sizzles on hottest day of the year so far

The mercury has reached 37.8C at Heathrow Airport, meaning Friday is thehottest day of the year so far, the Met Office said.

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Heathrow CEO proposes two-stage testing process [Video]

Heathrow CEO proposes two-stage testing process

Heathrow Airport CEO John Holland-Kaye talks about a two-stage testing process which involves a first test on arrival for passengers coming from 'red countries', and a second test about a week later as..

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John Lewis to permanently close eight department stores [Video]

John Lewis to permanently close eight department stores

John Lewis said it will shut two full-size department stores in Birmingham and Watford, four At Home shops in Croydon, Newbury, Swindon and Tamworth, as well as two travel hub outlets at Heathrow and..

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UK enjoys hottest day but thunderstorms are forcast [Video]

UK enjoys hottest day but thunderstorms are forcast

The UK has basked in the hottest day of the year so far at the mercury rose to a scorching 33.3C (91.94F) at Heathrow Airport in west London. Scotland also had its highest temperature so far this year..

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Public urged to take care in the sun as UK records warmest day of the year [Video]

Public urged to take care in the sun as UK records warmest day of the year

A heat-health alert has been issued as soaring temperatures saw the UK officially record its warmest day of the year so far.The Met Office tweeted on Wednesday at around 1pm that temperatures had..

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UK's biggest airports ask for help as possible closure looms

Britain's biggest airports including Heathrow and Gatwick have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask that any government support for the aviation industry should include help for airports,..
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Climate activists jubilant as expansion of Britain's Heathrow Airport blocked

The planned expansion of London's Heathrow Airport was declared unlawful on environmental grounds by a court on Thursday, a ruling that could sink the $18 billion project that has been dogged by..
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Britain to consider next steps on Heathrow expansion after court ruling

Britain will set out its next steps in due course regarding expansion at Heathrow Airport after a court ruled the plan was unlawful on environmental grounds, transport minister Grant Shapps said on..
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Expansion of Britain's Heathrow Airport ruled illegal on climate grounds

The planned expansion of London's Heathrow Airport was declared unlawful on environmental grounds by a court on Thursday, a ruling that could sink the $18 billion project that has been dogged by..
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Heathrow CEO says it can overcome court ruling against expansion

The chief executive of Heathrow Airport has said that a court ruling against a plan to build a new runway will not stop the project going ahead, and it can overcome the setback.
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Judge rejects Britain's Heathrow Airport expansion plan

The expansion of Heathrow Airport was declared unlawful by an appeal court judge on Thursday, a major setback for the $18 billion project that could prompt the British government to pull its support..
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Opponents of new London Heathrow runway to hear appeal outcome

Opponents of a third runway at London's Heathrow are set to hear on Thursday whether their legal appeal against the government's decision to expand Europe's biggest airport has been successful.
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British aviation industry outlines plans for net-zero emissions by 2050

Britain's aviation industry has set out plans to reach a target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, even with the building of a third runway at Heathrow airport which is expected to drive up flight..
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UK to tackle coronavirus threat with enhanced monitoring at Heathrow

Britain will start enhanced monitoring of all passengers who arrive on direct flights from the Chinese city of Wuhan to tackle the threat of coronavirus.
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UK's Heathrow Airport to create separate arrival areas for coronavirus

Britain's Heathrow Airport will introduce separate areas for passengers traveling from regions that have been affected by the new flu-like coronavirus in China, transport minister Grant Shapps said on..
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Heathrow's new runway delayed until at least 2028

An expansion plan for Britain's Heathrow Airport will be delayed by more than a year and a third runway now will probably be completed between early 2028 and late 2029, the airport said.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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'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.
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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British Airways computer problem strands 20,000 travelers; 100+ London flights canceled

British Airways said a "systems issue" was causing delays and cancellations for short-haul flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports.
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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.
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London's Heathrow Airport cancels 172 flights ahead of planned worker strike

Heathrow Airport has cancelled 172 flights Monday and Tuesday amid strike plans by thousands of workers.
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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..
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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..
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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.
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Cabin fire forces Virgin Atlantic flight to make emergency landing

A Virgin Atlantic plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Boston Thursday night after a fire broke out in the cabin. Flight 138 left New York’s JFK airport around eight o'clock headed for..
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Suspected stowaway falls from plane's landing gear

A body believed to be of a Kenyan stowaway was found in a London garden near where a man was sunbathing. The body is thought to have fallen from the landing gear of a Kenya Airways plane just as it..
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Body of suspected Kenya Airways stowaway falls from plane

A body believed to be of a Kenyan stowaway was found in a London garden. The body is thought to have fallen from the landing gear of a Kenya Airways plane just as it approached London's Heathrow..
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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.
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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..
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