2016 was another banner year for travel as the world’s airports handled more than 3.7 billion passengers, up a robust 8.6% from the previous record level from 2015. It comes as no surprise though, especially with the use of chauffeur cars to get passengers to their flights on time! The total passenger count was almost half of the world’s total population (estimated at ~7.5 billion currently). Experience The Skies compiled the world’s top 30 busiest airports (also known as “most travelled” in the aviation industry) and provides an insider look at what made them successful over the past five years in a multiple part series (Related Insights from 2013, 2014 Part 1 / Part 2 and 2015 Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3).
Summer months are usually quieter for business travellers heading to Europe. As such, airlines often have discounts for their transatlantic services during this time period. London’s Heathrow Express is taking a cue from the travel pattern changes by simulating demand with a big off-peak discount offer.
Japan Airlines will be the only airline in the world to provide hot spring experience for passengers. All eligible passengers on the late flight from Tokyo to London will receive this free service for a limited time between October 2017 and March 2018.
London’s Heathrow Airport is partnering up with UK wellness company FlyFit in creating its first gym at Terminal 2: The Queens Terminal in the Autumn of 2017.
Today’s news digest incorporates features on IATA, Azul Brazilian Airlines, American Airlines, Belgrade Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Heathrow Airport, Qatar Airways, and Air France.
Qatar Airways will debut its much touted Qsuite business class product on a flight from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH) to London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR)… Read More »Qatar Airways Debuts New Qsuite Business Class On June 24
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) based in London decided on Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) case (News) on charging user fees for the new Crossrail Project – The Elizabeth Line to access Heathrow Airport’s tracks in an attempt to recoup previous construction costs of up to £1 billion (May 31 Exchange Rates: US$1.29 billion, €1.15 billion).
British Airways cancelled all flights to/from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) today due to an IT system failure.
British Airways (BA) first trialled its food pre-ordering technology to First and Club World (business class) and World Traveller Plus (premium economy) passengers in Summer 2014 (See News – Pre-order Meals Now Available On British Airways). The successful run led to a three wave implementation at the end of 2014 for flights from its hub at Heathrow Airport located in London, United Kingdom (LHR). This service has now been extended for flights from its other London hub at Gatwick Airport (LGW).