Heathrow Airport celebrates quarantine-free travel by giving away free flights

The travel industry is slowly getting back on its feet following the coronavirus lockdowns.

It was confirmed that fully vaccinated arrivals from the European Union and the US won't need to quarantine upon arrival to the UK.

After the government made the announcement, Heathrow Airport has unveiled a new initiative to help boost the travel industry.

According to the London-based airline, there will be "thousands of pounds" worth of flights that are up for grabs.

It has been dubbed "Come Fly Again" and the scheme will include free flights departing from the airport with a free main meal.

Winners will be given essentials from big names, including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Blue Air and so much more.

The competition also marks 75 years of Heathrow Airport which opened its doors back in 1946.

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It comes after research found 62% of Brits haven't seen some of their loved ones in over a year.

The typical family travels a distance of 1,724 miles to see someone they love.

Meanwhile, one in three people said reuniting with friends and family is the driving force behind wanting to travel again.

The airport also found that Spain topped the list as the destination Brits were most desperate to get back to.

Winners will be announced at three points during the year, allowing passengers to finally reunite with their loved ones over summer.

To enter, you need to email [email protected], explaining who you want to see, where you want to travel and why the reunion is important.

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."

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