Heathrow will trial testing for 2000 employees – HENRY NICHOLLS Heathrow is embarking on a month-long trial of rapid Covid testing for airport staff, in partnership with NHS Test & Trace. The airport will regularly test around 2000 employees in a bid to uncover asymptomatic carriers of the virus. The […]

Heathrow’s CEO has warned the industry is ‘fighting for survival’ amid news of dire figures – getty Britain’s busiest airport has revealed it lost almost three-quarters of its passengers last year due to ‘lockdowns and border closures’. Only 22 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in 2020; 73 per cent less than the previous […]

Open skies: Could a Covid test at the airport free up travel opportunities? (Simon Calder) Few passengers make it as far as the southern extreme of the arrival level at Heathrow Terminal 5. But anyone venturing beyond the traditional meeters’ and greeters’ base camp of Caffe Nero will see a […]

Heathrow’s chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: “These facilities will make it easier for passengers going to those countries to get a test and have the potential to provide a service for arriving passengers. “Ultimately, we need a common international standard for pre-departure testing, and we welcome the UK Government’s recent […]

Hotels across the UK and overseas have reacted to the government’s suggestion of trialling airport testing at Heathrow this month. With a coronavirus testing facility on stand-by, Heathrow’s chief executive John Holland-Kaye said that talks with Downing Street had been “progressive” and testing could be operational within a couple of […]