Heathrow Airport has released its first ever Christmas advert.

The major transport hub has entered the advertising battle, which is traditionally held by the major supermarkets.

John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Waitrose have already released their festive fare, which sees a trampoline bounding dog, an intrepid robin and a jet ski riding Mrs Claus.

Heathrow Airport Christmas advert

And Sainsbury's harnessed the power of former Misbourne School pupil James Corden, who grew up in Hazlemere with the hopeful tale of Dave wanting to spend more time with his family.

Oh and don't forget Aldi' hilarious Kevin the Carrot - and their own tongue-in-cheek reference to John Lewis.

And now Heathrow has stepped up to the plate with its own heartwarming message to viewers.

Launching their video campaign, "The best gift of all", the film shows teddy bear couple Mr and Mrs Bair as they adventure through the airport.

As they travel through the hub, the film - set to a Chas and Dave soundtrack - captures all the familiar sights and sounds of Heathrow.

Heathrow Airport Christmas advert

Finally the elderly bears emerge, blinking into arrivals and we see them searching the crowds for someone.

But do not worry, we will not give away the ending - you will just have to watch it yourself.

Those who are waiting to be reunited with friends and family will truly appreciate the sentiment, from the tender moments between the teddy bears to their eager waiting at arrivals.

The airport's commercial director, Jonathan Coen, said: "Christmas is my favourite time of year at Heathrow – the airport is abuzz with families and friends reuniting for this special time of year.

"We love the film and hope the bears’ journey through the airport captures that excitement you feel when walking through Heathrow arrivals into the arms of your loved ones at Christmas."

Last month, Heathrow got backing from the government to press ahead with plans to build a third runway.

The decision, which the government's cabinet sided with over plans for a new runway at Gatwick Airport, has received mixed reactions from the public.

The debate has been raging over which advert is the best and most tear-jerking of the year.