Heathrow becomes the airport of Christmas Fun as London 2012 volunteers return

Well, Christmas travel is now in full swing, officially, with more than 105,000 passengers expected to pass through Heathrow Airport this Friday (21st December) on their way to spend Christmas with friends and family over the festive period. This year, Heathrow has gone to greater lengths to ensure that their passengers have the smoothest start to their break – volunteers who joined Heathrow during the London 2012 Games have returned!

Not only did Heathrow believe that the superb volunteers were a huge success in the summer, so did all the passengers passing through the airport during the Games. Heathrow’s volunteer scheme was considered to be a major success and contributed to their best ever performance for arrivals and departures in July and August, and that was rated by the passengers! 150 volunteers have returned, this time wearing a purple sash, helping passengers across all terminals and providing warm, enthusiastic welcome; reminding people about the security rules, guiding them to the right departure area or arrivals hall, or anywhere else, and making people smile at what can sometimes be a frustrating time of year.

In addition, Heathrow and the volunteers come bearing gifts… throughout December, they are giving away children’s fun packs. Heathrow is also running their own Secret Santa campaign, much to the delight of just about every passenger passing through the airport! Every day, unexpected gifts will be handed out to passengers including:

  • Hamleys teddy bears.
  • Fragrances by Lady Gaga.
  • Apple iPads.
  • An electric scooter from Lacoste.


And if you’re travelling this Friday (21st November), you could be in with a chance of Santa delivering one of two watches – one for him, and one for her! So, if you’re travelling today, keep an eye out for the purple-sashed volunteers!

Father Christmas and his elves will also be wandering around Heathrow, handing out chocolates; there’s also children’s craft sessions and more than 1,200 Christmas cards have already been made, and I’m sure there will be plenty more; and don’t forget to listen out for the carol singers who, so far, have managed to clock up over 48 hours of music!

Christmas and the New Year is a traditionally busy period for airports, with many people visiting friends and family abroad, as well as the thousands of people returning to their home countries to spend time with loved ones and relatives.

At Heathrow Gatwick Transfers, this time of year is also a busy one for us, too. But we’re here for you, making sure that you get to the airport on time for your departure flight; and we’re here for those of you returning to the UK for Christmas. With highly competitive prices and our dedicated, professional and experienced chauffeurs ready to help you, not to mention our FREE Meet & Greet service, our FREE Waiting Time commitment, and our FREE baby seats, you can be confident that together with London 2012’s volunteers, Heathrow Gatwick Transfers will help to make the start of your Christmas break the best yet.

Merry Christmas one and all… from all of us at Heathrow Gatwick Transfers.