The Coronavirus emergency has shown us just how many people depend on Heathrow Airport in their day-to-day lives.
Heathrow is playing its part too at this difficult time. We know that across the country there have been huge issues in getting PPE (personal protective equipment) to frontline staff.
It was good to see Heathrow donate 6,000 respiratory face masks in the last days to Hillingdon Hospital and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, and more will be delivered to these frontline organisations in the next few days.
Local Heathrow Community Rangers have also been terrific – out in local communities delivering donations to foodbanks.
Despite operating with only one runway, Heathrow airport has experienced a 409% rise in ‘cargo only’ flights, carrying essential medical equipment and supplies for frontline teams battling against the pandemic.
Back Heathrow executive director, Parmjit Dhanda said: “The only thing that matters right now is tackling Coronavirus, and we will give councils all the time, space and support we can, to get on with that crucial task."
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