Heathrow Airport Ltd.
Heathrow is the UK’s only hub airport and one of the world’s top international aviation hubs. The airport is Britain’s largest cargo port, helping to drive British trade growth and assisting the country in the fight against COVID-19. Heathrow’s aim is to provide passengers with the best airport service in the world, and we’re delighted to have been voted one of the world’s top ten airports in the 2021 Skytrax Awards. Heathrow has been awarded the “Best Airport in Western Europe” for the sixth year, and became the only UK airport to win the COVID-19 Airport Excellence Award in recognition of the airport’s efforts to keep our passengers and colleagues safe during the pandemic. Heathrow has passed the CAA's COVID-19 Security Assurance Scheme and has secured the Airport Health Accreditation from Airports Council International.


Heathrow’s aim is to provide passengers with the best airport service in the world whilst connecting passengers, and British businesses, with markets all around the globe.

John Holland-Kaye

Chief Executive Officer, Heathrow Airport Ltd.

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Heathrow aims to operate zero carbon airport infrastructure by the mid-2030s (the airport’s infrastructure has been carbon neutral since 2019).

Activities & Initiatives

Heathrow's objective is to reach zero carbon airport infrastructure by the mid 2030s. We will achieve this in a number of ways, the most important of which is to decarbonise heating, as well as removing other residual emissions from our estate. The solution to heating, for instance, involves switching our reliance on fossil gas to electric or other technologies. As a consequence airlines, passengers and other customers can use Heathrow knowing that it is playing a full role in combatting the climate emergency.

Measures & Targets

The biggest source of carbon that we directly control is the gas we burn to heat Heathrow’s buildings. Our proposed solution is based on electrification of space and hot water heating with recovery of surplus heat in summer and storage for use in winter months. This will be a major investment and a complex project which will take us 10-15 years to complete. We are targeting zero carbon buildings by 2035. To hit our goal we will also need alternatives to the refrigerants used in our air-conditioning and Government regulation will be important here.


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