Heathrow’s new CEO plans stronger hub for UK

Thomas Woldbye has officially taken the helm of the UK’s hub airport this morning following the departure of former CEO John Holland-Kaye.

As a champion of passenger service, sustainability and growth, Thomas’s arrival opens a new chapter in Heathrow’s story after a decade of transformation.

On his first day, Thomas is meeting colleagues across Heathrow to see first-hand what makes it one of the world’s top airports.

As new CEO, Thomas will oversee the airport’s multi-billion pound plans to upgrade existing facilities over the next three years to provide an even better service for passengers, including the next generation security programme and new baggage system for Terminal 2.

As the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow’s success is built on collaborative relationships with local communities, Team Heathrow partners including airlines and ground handlers and stakeholders across sustainability, business and politics.

Thomas will spend the coming weeks getting to know these stakeholders and hearing their thoughts on how to further improve the airport.

Thomas Woldbye, Heathrow CEO said, “The UK already has a hub airport that is the envy of much of the world.

“As I spend my first days getting to know the colleagues and Team Heathrow partners who make it a success, I’m looking for how we can make Heathrow even better for our customers and the British economy.

“It’s humbling to have the opportunity to take on the challenge and I’m excited to get started.”