New Terminal 2 opens at London Heathrow Airport

Last updated 08:07 05/06/2014
Heaththrow T2
Getty Images

TERMINAL TWO: A sign is displayed in the under-construction departure lounge of Heathrow airport's new Terminal 2.

Relevant offers

News

Airlines spruce up their air safety messages Air New Zealand offers secret invite only Elite Priority One lounge Marlborough wineries urged to cater for Chinese tourists Interislander ferry Arahura mixes water with fuel to cut costs Passports for adults to be valid for 10 years Tourism agents from around the world visit Waiheke Island Cocktails and oysters in Air New Zealand's new Sydney Airport lounge Lonely Planet's guide to surviving anything International airfares will rise new departure tax 5 things worth seeing on Surf Highway 45

The long awaited new Terminal 2 building has opened at London Heathrow Airport.

The first flight, a United Airlines Boeing 767 from Chicago, landed on Wednesday.

The new building replaces the old Terminal 2, which has been demolished, and is part of a plan to revitalize Heathrow. The airport has long suffered from overcrowding.

The £2.5 billion (NZ$4.97 billion) building is designed to handle 20 million passengers each year.

Airport planners are phasing in the new building, scheduling just 34 flights on its first day.

They hope to avoid the large scale baggage handling problems and other delays that marred the opening of Terminal 5 in 2008.

The airy new terminal will eventually house 26 airlines and handle about 330 flights each day.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content