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    Heathrow Airport reopens terminal 3 for red list arrivals

    The post Heathrow Airport reopens terminal 3 for red list arrivals appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. London’s Heathrow Airport has reopened Terminal 3 as a dedicated facility for all arrivals from red list countries into the UK. Hotel quarantine for arrivals from the most vulnerable destinations has been required for nearly four months, and there had been concerns of passengers mixing in queues during immigration. At present, there are 43 countries on the red list but direct flights are permitted from only a few of them, including India. Only British and Irish nationals or UK residents are allowed to travel from countries on the list. Anyone…

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    Heathrow Airports adds USD12 departure fee per passenger

    The post Heathrow Airports adds USD12 departure fee per passenger appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The pandemic seems no to spare anyone not even busy and rich airports. London Heathrow airport announced yesterday will charge passengers an extra GBP 8.90 (USD 12.37) a flight to keep check-in desks, baggage system and lights going after losing GBP 1.5billion in nine months due to Covid. These costs are normally covered by annual fees agreed with airlines, but passenger numbers have plummeted over the last year, culminating in the airport losing its status as Europe’s busiest last September. In July and September, flights were down by more than 84%…

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    Heathrow showcases sustainable aviation fuel

    The post Heathrow showcases sustainable aviation fuel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Heathrow has incorporated sustainable aviation fuel into its operations ahead of the G7 Summit. Working alongside Vitol Aviation and Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel, the fuel will be incorporated into the main fuel supply today and blended to use across flights operating at Heathrow over the next few days. While the fuel supply may be comparatively small – equivalent to fuelling five-to-ten short haul flights – this commercial delivery will establish proof of concept at the largest airport in the UK. Achieving this milestone is a critical first step in demonstrating to the government…

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    IATA Travel Pass successfully trials on first international flight in London’s Heathrow Airport

    The post IATA Travel Pass successfully trials on first international flight in London’s Heathrow Airport appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport of the first traveller using the IATA Travel Pass app to manage their travel health credentials. “The successful implementation of IATA Travel Pass in this trial with Singapore Airlines passengers demonstrates that technology can securely, conveniently and efficiently help travellers and governments to manage travel health credentials. The significance of this to re-starting international aviation cannot be overstated,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and CEO. JoAnn Tan, acting senior vice president…

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    Heathrow passengers decline back to 1960s levels

    The post Heathrow passengers decline back to 1960s levels appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. According to the latest reports, monthly passenger numbers at Heathrow fell below 500,000 last month, the lowest since 1966. The airport said the decline was due to the ban on all but essential travel, blanket quarantine, pre-departure, and post-arrival testing. In total, just 461,000 passengers made a trip from Heathrow, down 91 per cent as compared to last year. Limits on passenger flights, which normally carry freight, mean cargo volumes also remain 30% down on an annual basis. However, EU rivals including Frankfurt, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Schiphol airports have now…