Today, I learned that London Heathrow will become a one-run airport from Monday April 6th.
The plan calls for a runway to be in use at any time, with the runway being changed on a weekly basis.
Now we can confirm to the readers that this information is correct and Heathrow sent an email Business traveler with the following declaration:
From Monday 6 April “Heathrow will move to single track operations as a temporary measure to increase the resilience and safety of colleagues, passengers and freight”.
“With this new operation, we will alternate the track that we use on a weekly basis and publish a new alternative program that will continue to provide local communities with respite periods.
“Although we are currently seeing significantly fewer flights, Heathrow will remain open so that we can continue to play a crucial role in helping to secure vital medical goods and food for the nation during this unprecedented epidemic.”
Heathrow claims that 41% of the UK’s pharmaceutical products are imported via Heathrow.
More details on the planned weekly alternation programs will be available at heathrow.com/noise.
The move follows changes to some other London airports as they adapt to reduced demand. Gatwick closed its north terminal earlier this week, is London City has closed all commercial and private flights until the end of April.