|September 30, 2011||Posted by admin under Airport News|
Its typical, just when you have put your BBQ away and dug out your winter woolliies and out comes the sunshine. The Met Office are predicting that this weekend the temperatures are set to hit 84f (29c) which will mean that this will be the hottest September since 1895 for most of the U.K.
Britain will be basking in similar temperatures to Malaga,Ibiza, Mallorca and other European destinations. So, its a bit of bad timing for Heathrow Airport who have just announced their revised Winter Resilience Programme Update.
Last winter Heathrow Airport was forced to halt many of its operations due to the exceptional adverse snow falls and cold temperatures, which caused considerable disruption and delay for many passengers. So, for winter 2011 Heathrow Airport has updated its Winter Resilience Programme.
The Heathrow management team have dedicated over £32 million to carry out the needed improvements. Yesterday they demonstrated the new snow clearance vehicles they have bought which has increased the numbers to 185.
Heathrow airport runway, Heathrow airport parking and Heathrow airport hotels were virtually all affected by the winter weather so, this winter they will be laying on over 486 staff per shift to help with snow clearance, which should make it easier for Parking4less customers parking at Heathrow. Parking4less customers parking at Heathrow will be pleased to know that if there is any acute winter weather this year there will be a reserve bank of over 950 non operational staff in action around the Heathrow Terminals to help passengers with information and support during any disruption that may occur. It doesn’t seem possible that such measures will be needed when the sun is still shinning and shorts and sandals abound but, it’s always better to be safe than sorry!