Rail disruption - 30 September & 1, 4, 6 October 2023

Due to planned engineering works and industrial action, there will be disruption to rail and London Underground services between Heathrow and Central London between Saturday 30 September and Friday 6 October 2023.


Over this period, there will be disruption to Heathrow Express and Piccadilly line services. The Elizabeth line will be operating as normal, and inter-terminal transfer services between all terminals will also be completed by these services.


Passengers should plan their journeys before travelling, and allow for additional time where necessary as services will be busier than normal.

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ULEZ expansion - 29 August 2023

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone, or ULEZ, is expanding to encompass all of Greater London, including Heathrow Airport, from the 29 August 2023.


The initiative, implemented by Transport for London (TfL), is aimed at reducing air pollution in London, therefore all vehicles entering the airport must meet certain emissions standards in order to avoid paying a daily charge.


The daily charge for non-compliant vehicles is £12.50 for most vehicles, including cars, vans, and motorcycles.


The charge will be in addition to any other fees or charges associated with entering the airport. The charge only applies when a vehicle is driven within the ULEZ zone, and does not apply to stationary vehicles including when cars are parked at Heathrow.


Please note, if you have booked Meet & Greet or Valet Parking with a non-compliant vehicle, and have selected a different exit terminal to your entry terminal, you will be liable for payment of a ULEZ charge to transfer your vehicle to another terminal.

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Heathrow reaches 80 million in 2018

Heathrow reaches record 80 million milestone in 2018 as airport takes big steps towards expansion.

Heathrow reaches 80 million in 2018
By Heathrow
Heathrow recorded its busiest year ever in 2018 with over 80 million passengers travelling through the UK’s only hub airport, an increase of 2.7% on 2017.

This growth was boosted by the use of larger and fuller aircraft, helping Heathrow to become one of only seven airports in the world to achieve the 80 million milestone.

Heathrow continued to raise the bar on customer satisfaction scores alongside these record passenger numbers with the airport named ‘Best Airport in Western Europe’ for the fourth year running, and ‘Best Airport for Shopping’ for the ninth year in the most recent Skytrax World Airport Awards. Terminal 2 also beat its international counterparts to win ‘World’s Best Airport Terminal’, with Terminal 5 coming in 4th.

Another highlight for 2018 was the over 1.6m metric tonnes of cargo travelling through the UK’s largest port by value throughout the year. This is the equivalent of 761 London Eyes, 88 Shard buildings or 32 QE2s. North American cargo made up over 600,000 metric tonnes, Asia Pacific was second highest with more than 510,000 metric tonnes.​

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye welcomed the results, saying, “2018 has been an exceptional year for Heathrow, with record passenger numbers and service levels, and with MPs voting overwhelmingly in support of expansion.”

“We are on track to deliver an expanded Heathrow in the early years of Brexit, which will keep Britain as one of the world’s great trading nations.”

December results in more detail…

  • 6.5 million people travelled through Heathrow in December, as passengers made their way home for the holidays or sought winter sun.
  • Traffic increased by 2.5%, making December the 26th consecutive record month.
  • The regions that saw the most passenger growth were Africa and Latin America, up 9.3% and 7.0% respectively compared to last year.
  • 132,000 metric tonnes of cargo travelled through the airport last month. The standout markets for cargo growth were Brazil, China and Turkey.

Other highlights from 2018…

In 2018, Heathrow unveiled the airport’s plans for carbon-neutral growth, outlining action on four key areas to reduce and offset carbon emissions from the growth in flights that would be created by an additional runway – including through investments in peatland restoration and free landing fees for the first electric flight.

Last year, Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority for Heathrow expansion – a project which will bring growth to every corner of the UK.