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London Heathrow Airport

IATA Code
LHR
ICAO Code
EGLL
Corporate Address
Heathrow Airport Limited
The Compass Centre
Nelson Road
Hounslow
Middlesex
TW6 2GW
United Kingdom
Website
http://www.heathrowairport.com/
City
London
Country
United Kingdom
Network
Domestic | International
Airport Type
Primary
Other airports serving London
London Biggin Hill Airport
London City Airport
London Gatwick Airport
London Luton Airport
London Northolt Airport
London Stansted Airport
Runways
3902m x 50m
3658m x 45m
Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
Aegean Airlines
Aer Lingus
Aeroflot
Aeromexico
Air Algerie
Air Astana
Air Canada
Air China
Air France
Air India
Air Malta
Air Mauritius
Air New Zealand
Air Serbia
AirBridgeCargo Airlines
Alitalia
All Nippon Airways
American Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Avianca
Azerbaijan Airlines AZAL
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
British Airways
Brussels Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Cathay Pacific
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Delta Air Lines
EgyptAir
El Al
Emirates Airline
Ethiopian Airlines
Etihad Airways
Eurowings
EVA Air
Finnair
Flybe
Garuda Indonesia
Germanwings
Gulf Air
Iberia
Icelandair
Iran Air
Japan Airlines
Jet Airways
Kenya Airways
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Korean Air
Kuwait Airways
LOT Polish Airlines
Lufthansa
Malaysia Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Oman Air
Pakistan International Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Qantas Airways
Qatar Airways
Royal Air Maroc
Royal Brunei Airlines
Royal Jordanian
SAS
Saudia
Singapore Airlines
South African Airways
SriLankan Airlines
SWISS
TAM Airlines
TAP Portugal
TAROM
Thai Airways
Tunisair
Turkish Airlines
Turkmenistan Airlines
United Airlines
Uzbekistan Airways
Vietnam Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Vueling
Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
Air Austral
Air Seychelles
airBaltic
airberlin
Azul
bmi regional
China Airlines
Fiji Airways
Firefly
Gol
Hainan Airlines
LAN Airlines
Meridiana
Montenegro Airlines
S7 Airlines
SATA International
TAAG
Virgin Australia
Xiamen Airlines

Owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings (previously BAA), London Heathrow Airport is a major international airport, the principal international gateway serving the city of London and (depending on measure used) the world's busiest international airport. Heathrow hosts domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services from over 50 airlines, the airport is a hub for airlines such as British Airways, the oneworld alliance, Virgin Atlantic and the Star Alliance.

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Virgin Atlantic: much has changed under CEO Kreeger, but it remains an enigma

11-Apr-2017 6:40 PM

A little more than four years since CEO Craig Kreeger took the helm at Virgin Atlantic: it has refocused its network even more strongly on routes across the Atlantic, replaced around one third of its fleet with new and more efficient aircraft, successfully developed a joint venture on UK-US routes with its 49% shareholder Delta Air Lines, and improved its focus on financial performance. It has also launched and then closed its UK domestic operation, Little Red.

The publication of Virgin Atlantic's 2016 annual report in late Mar-2017 demonstrated that its profitability is improving, but remains very slim in margin terms.

This report takes the opportunity to assess Virgin Atlantic's progress since CAPA published a report analysing its business in Mar-2013, shortly after Mr Kreeger's arrival. Much has been achieved since then, but genuinely sustainable profitability remains to be achieved.

China Airlines deploys A350 to grow in North America but risks overexpansion in Europe

7-Mar-2017 3:10 PM

China Airlines has sat out on long haul growth over the last decade and is now looking to reinvigorate its position, making wins against local rival EVA Air, which has quietly but spectacularly grown. EVA, however, now faces uncertainty with new owners that may favour conservative expansion, which could benefit China Airlines. But China Airlines remains in a difficult position, one where it is under too much influence from its government owners, has an undefined vision, and lacks having aircraft on order. 

China Airlines has received four A350s, with another 10 due by the end of 2018. China Airlines will have twice as many A350 flights to North America as to Europe – the market it originally envisaged for the A350.

European A350 growth could expand as China Airlines plans to resume London in Jun-2017. China Airlines could also consider a new service to Paris. Europe risks long term overcapacity, however, and this is not a strong market for Taiwan. Growth options are limited to North America, where China Airlines needs longer range aircraft but does not have any more 777-300ERs on order.

Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport considers 'annexing' another airport to solve capacity shortage

14-Feb-2017 8:10 PM

Is it possible to ‘annex’ a neighbouring airport – its runway(s) or terminal(s) or both – in order to provide additional capacity while coming under the direct control of the principal airport? That seems to be one potential solution to the capacity issues at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado airport – or at least, that is the language being used. The problem is that the ‘annexed’ airport in this case would be a little matter of 20km (12.5 miles) by road from the principal one, across the Vasco de Gama Bridge over the River Tagus.

This report looks at what has prompted the Portuguese government to investigate this solution.

Meanwhile, Lisbon is not alone in considering such an option, one that has come under the microscope at Mumbai and London and which might be applied elsewhere.

SAS' new foreign bases in London & Spain show rare innovative thinking for a legacy airline

8-Feb-2017 4:44 PM

On 01-Feb-2017 SAS announced that it is to establish a new AOC in Ireland, with operational bases in London and Spain. It has yet to specify the airports that will become its first bases outside its three Scandinavian home countries. SAS is following a course established by Norwegian, apparently forgetting its previous objections to its LCC rival's approach.

Indeed, it seems that SAS' move is a pragmatic response to intense competition from LCCs, particularly from Norwegian. According to SAS' 2016 Annual Report, 65% of its ASKs compete with LCCs. Scandinavia's high labour costs are a significant handicap in competing with airlines that have bases outside the region.

Spain and UK are its two biggest markets outside Scandinavia, with London Heathrow its biggest non home airport. After years of cost reduction programmes – also years of initiatives aimed at enhancing the appeal of SAS' product and brand to its core target market of Scandinavia's frequent flyers – a bolder step is needed. SAS will be a very rare example of a European legacy airline with bases outside its home market, more than 20 years after market liberalisation presented the opportunity.

Malaysia's AirAsia X: plans to lease two used 777-300ERs for London Gatwick summer 2017 relaunch

30-Jan-2017 12:30 PM

Malaysian long haul low cost airline AirAsia X is planning to dry lease two 777-300ERs from 2Q2017 to support the resumption of services to London Gatwick in Jun-2017. Its joint venture airline in Thailand is also aiming to launch long haul services to Europe in summer 2017 with a new route to Frankfurt, using the group’s existing A330-300ceo fleet.

The lease of second hand 777-300ERs enables AirAsia X to accelerate the relaunch of flights between its main home market of Malaysia and Europe. Previously AirAsia X was intending to wait for the delivery of the A330-900neo to resume long haul flights, which it last operated in 2012 with inefficient A340-300s.

The group was initially aiming to start operating A330-900neos from 2018, but first delivery has been delayed to early 2019. Short term leases on two 777-300ERs therefore give AirAsia X at least an 18 month jump on resuming London – a strategically important market.

However, the 777-300ERs come with high risks and costs, particularly given the current market conditions and the relatively low density full service airline configuration that AirAsia X inherits with the aircraft.

Qantas' first 787 routes, Perth-London nonstop and Melbourne-LA, address urgent strategic needs

27-Dec-2016 1:08 PM

Qantas' first regular 787 services are a year away, but the airline is already announcing the initial routes so it can increase its proposition in deeply significant markets (and also begin preparations while avoiding possible media leaks). The well-flagged Perth-London nonstop service was announced first, but the first route to be flown will be Melbourne-Los Angeles from 15-Dec-2017.

Perth-London nonstop is less about the actual market between Perth and London (it is small) and more about Qantas connecting the rest of Australia with a one-stop proposition via an Australian port with an experience that Qantas can intimately control. Even with Qantas' successful restructuring and cost base reduction, it will still need to command a yield premium.

Nonstop to London, an unprofitable market not expected to turn to black in the short term, is also about the prestige and marketing value of being the only airline to operate Australia-Europe nonstop. Melbourne-LA was likely a late change, prompted by US rejection of its proposed JV with American Airlines. The JV would have resulted in American entering the Melbourne-LA market; Qantas' 787 will instead provide the necessary boost in presence of a market that has become more competitive.

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