Mass flight cancellations at Heathrow as temperatures plunge to lowest in a decade

Heathrow Airport data showed 33 arrivals were axed before midday on Monday, mostly BA flights from cities such as Manchester, Edinburgh, New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Hamburg, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Other airlines affected included KLM, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, SAS and Air France. Some 21 Heathrow departures have also been cancelled … Read more

Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after uranium found at Heathrow

In a statement issued on Sunday, counter-terrorism police said the discovery of uranium “within a cargo package” at Heathrow Airport on Dec 29 remained “clearly of concern”. However, they insisted no material had been found at the arrested man’s home that could pose a threat to the public. Officers arrested the man at an address … Read more

Pak Denies Package With Uranium Found At London Airport Was From Karachi

According to Pakistani officials, the shipment did not originate in Pakistan. Islamabad: Pakistan today rejected the reports in British media that a uranium-tainted cargo package that landed at London’s Heathrow Airport last month originated from Karachi, saying the news is “not factual”. The BBC reported on Wednesday that British counterterrorism police were investigating after border … Read more

Uranium found at Heathrow ‘could have been part of dry run by Iranian terrorists’

But concerns have been expressed that it could have been part of a wider plot by state-backed Iranian terrorists to smuggle deadly material into the country in order to target UK-based dissidents opposed to the regime in Tehran. Philip Ingram, a former senior military intelligence officer, said uranium would not necessarily be the most obvious … Read more

Airports running ‘better than usual’ in ‘embarrassing’ blow to Border Force strikes

Trevor Boswell, who arrived into Heathrow Terminal Four from Jeddah, said he had “flown many times” into the airport but the soldiers “showed how it could and should be done”. “I was very impressed with the number of servicemen manning both the counters and guiding passengers – they handled me with professionalism and in a … Read more

The 10 biggest mistakes you can make at the airport

It is one of the busiest times of year. Even if you are not hit by strikes or weather delays, getting through the airport smoothly is likely to be a struggle this Christmas. So here are 10 mistakes to avoid if you don’t want to make things worse. (I am assuming you don’t need reminding … Read more

Border Force strike could see airlines axe fifth of flights over Christmas

Christmas travellers face a fifth of their holiday flights being axed as Border Force staff prepare to strike over pay from Dec 21. Bosses at the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union will announce on Wednesday their strike dates for their 15,000 Border Force, passport and visa staff over Christmas. The move could see the … Read more