Heathrow Airport 'withstood snow ordeal'
Mon, 13 Dec, 2010
Heathrow Airport has remained open throughout one of the toughest months in terms of weather.
A recent report on the cold climate last month from BAA indicated that, along with Stansted Airport, the facility has successfully combated the harsh snowfall.
Chief executive of BAA Colin Matthews noted that it has been "a tough month for passengers" and that many hubs were forced to close due to the "worst snow for decades".
"Heathrow and Stansted have remained open throughout, but elsewhere and across Europe some airport closures were inevitable," he said.
Mr Matthews went on to note that the modernisation programme at Heathrow was continuing apace, citing improvements in cutting queues, service improvements and upgrades to terminal buildings.
He also revealed that landing charges are being adjusted to encourage the use of more environmentally-friendly aircraft in the sector.
Last month, Heathrow Airport revealed that it had invested £500,000 in equipment to combat the harsh snowfall.