Heathrow partners with travel industry to reunite Brits

It follows the further easing of Government travel restrictions for UK citizens, who no longer need to quarantine on their return if they are fully vaccinated and travelling from certain destinations

Heathrow has joined forces with more than ten industry partners - including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic - to launch the “Come Fly Again” scheme, as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations.  

The initiative will give passengers the opportunity to win thousands of pounds worth of free flights, holiday experiences, meals, gifts, and travel essentials. The airport hopes that this will help reunite UK citizens with their family and friends around the world, and encourage them to rediscover the joy of travel. 

London Heathrow Airport
Photo London Heathrow Airport

It comes as new research reveals that 62% of Brits have not seen some of their relatives in more than a year, with the typical family now separated by a distance of 1,724 miles between them and their furthest away loved one.  

Other partners involved in the programme include Blue Air, Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, Fortnum & Mason, Leon, WH Smith, Macallan Whisky and Cignpost Diagnostics.  

Ross Baker, chief operating officer at Heathrow said: “As we celebrate 75 years of connecting the public to the world of travel, we’re delighted to be welcoming more passengers back to Heathrow.  

“Now, more than ever, it’s important that we help to reconnect friends, family and loved ones across the globe, so we’re happy to be able to work with our incredible airport partners to make the experience more special after what has been such a difficult year, for so many.”  

To enter, participants must tell Heathrow who they would like to be reunited with, and why the reunion would be so important to them. The competition will run from July 29 to November 29, 2021, and winners will be selected during the summer, October half-term and Christmas period.