Do you Know in 2018 Heathrow airport handled 80.1 Million of Passengers as well as 480339 aircraft Movements

Heathrow airport is Major and most busy airport of UK, Heathrow airport is also known as London Heathrow airport or LHR, Heathrow is the second busiest airport in the world by international passengers traffic as well as busiest airport in Europ By passenger Traffic,

Location Of Heathrow airport

Heathrow is 14miles or 23 km west to central London near the south end of the London Borough of Hillingdon. Heathrow airport is surrounded by the Villages of HarlingtonHarmondsworthLongford and CranfordHarlingtonHarmondsworthLongford and Cranford to the north and by Hounslow and Hatton to the east. Heathrow falls entirely under the Twickenham postcode area, with the postcode TW6.

Along with GatwickStanstedLutonSouthend and London City, Heathrow is one of six airports with scheduled services serving the London area.

History of Heathrow airport

In 1929 Heathrow airport was started by a small airfield (Great West Aerodrome) on the land of south-east of hamlet of Heathrow from where the airport name takes place at Heathrow Airport. In the started time there was were farms market gardens and orchards there. There was a farm name Heathrow Farm about there Heathrow Terminal 1 is located now,

In 1944 the whole Heathrow areas were developed as a much bigger airport. It was stated that Heathrow will be used for long-distance military aircraft Bound for the far East, But World war II was ended and the airport was almost completed. The British Government Continued to develop the airport as a Civil Airport. On 25 March 1946 the airport was started as London Airport and in 1966 the airport was renamed as Heathrow airport. The airport was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd who designed the Original terminals, Building, original control tower & the multi-faith chapel of St George’s.

An Old Picture of Heathrow Airport


Heathrow Airport has 5 Terminals but Terminal 1 is not in used now in 2015 it was closed so right now Heathrow airport has 4 working terminals. Heathrow Terminal 1 was mostly used by Star Alliance airlines along with some British Airways. Terminal 2 is the most newest terminal and it was used by Virgin Atlantic Little Red and now houses Star Alliance members along with Aer LingusEurowings, the new Flybe, and Icelandair.

Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 serving Oneworld and some SkyTeam members, Virgin AtlanticDelta Air LinesGaruda IndonesiaMiddle East Airlines, all new airlines, and few other unaffiliated members with the exception of IberiaMalaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways.

Heathrow Airport  Terminal 4 used by SkyTeamMalaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways, and most unaffiliated members. It also formerly operated Air India as well, who have joined Star Alliance in Terminal 2.

Heathrow Airport  Terminal 5 servess the International Airlines GroupBritish Airways and Iberia.

Heathrow Airport Terminal 2

History Of Heathrow Terminal 2

In 1955 the original Terminal 2 was started as a Europa Building and it was the oldest Terminal at Heathrow Airport with an area of  49,654 m2 (534,470 sq ft) and it was designed to handle around 1.2 Million Passengers yearly. In last year up to 8 million passengers passed through this terminal and from the start over 316 million passengers passed from this terminal..The building was demolished in 2010, along with the Queens Building which had housed airline company offices.

 Heathrow Airport terminal 2 was opened again on 4 June 2014 it is the newest terminal at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 is officially Know as Queens Terminal. It was Designed by A Spanish architect Luis Vidal, it was built on the site where the original terminal 2 and Queens Building was Located. The main complex of Heathrow Terminal 2 was completed in Nov 2013 and before opening for the passengers it was Under test for 6 Months. Terminal 2 includes a Satellite pier ( T2b), A 1340 car park space a cooling station to generated chilled water and an energy centre and taxi Pick Up point. There are 52 shops and 17 bars and restaurants.

Airlines Used Heathrow Airport?

Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 is used by Star Alliance members,  EurowingsFlybeIcelandair and  Aer Lingus, Tianjin Airlines is also a new member of Terminal 2.


The airlines moved from their original locations over a six-month period, with only 10% of flights operating from there in the first six weeks (United Airlines‘) to avoid the opening problems seen at Terminal 5. On 4 June 2014, United Airlines became the first airline to move into Terminal 2 from Terminals 1 & 4 followed by All Nippon AirwaysAir Canada and Air China from Terminal 3. Air New ZealandAsiana AirlinesCroatia AirlinesLOT Polish AirlinesSouth African Airways, and TAP Air Portugal was the last airlines to move in on 22 October 2014 from Terminal 1. To increase the capacity Development will continue at the terminal in preparation for the closure of Terminal 3 in 2019.

Terminal 3

History Of terminal 3

On November 1961 Terminal 3 was opened as Oceanic Terminal to Handel long routes for foreign carriers to the United States. Asia and Far Eastern destinations. At that time the airport had direct access of Helicopter service to Central London from the gardens on the roof of the Terminal Building. In 1968 it was renamed as Terminal 3 and expanded with the addition of an arrivals building in 1970 and also other facilities were added including the UK first moving walkways. In 2006, new £105 million Pier 6 was completed to accommodate the Airbus A380 superjumbo; Emirates and Qantas operate regular flights from Terminal 3 using the Airbus A380.

In 2007 redevelopment of Terminal 3 was completed with the addition to four new lane drop off area and a large pedestrianised plaza, These Improvements were intended to improve passengers experience, and to decrease the traffic congestion and improve the security of terminal.

Area of Terminal 3

Terminal 3 has an area of 98,962 m2 (1,065,220 sq ft) and in 2011 it handled 19.8 million passengers on 104,100 flights.

Airlines used terminal 3?

Terminal 3 is home to Oneworld members with the exception of Iberia, which uses Terminal 5, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways which use Terminal 4, SkyTeam members Delta Air LinesMiddle East Airlines, all new airlines and a few unaffiliated carriers.

Terminal 4

History Of Terminal 4

In 1986 the Terminal 4 was opened to the South of southern runway next to the cargo. Terminal 4 is also connected to terminal 2 and 3 by the Cargo Tunnel.

Area of  Terminal 4

Heathrow Terminal 4 has an area of 105,481 m2 (1,135,390 sq ft).

Up gradation

Over £200 million spend to upgrade the Heathrow Terminal 4 so it can accommodate over 45 airlines with an upgraded forecourt to improve security and reduce traffic congestion. A new baggage system was installed and 2 new Airbus stands were built to accommodate the Airbus also an extended check-in area with renovated piers and departure area were build.

Airlines used terminal 4?

Heathrow Terminal 4 is now home to the SkyTeam alliance, with the exception of Delta Air Lines and Middle East Airlines, which use Terminal 3, One world carriers Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways, and to most unaffiliated carriers. Most of the flights that landed on Terminal 4 were coming from Asia and North Africa, as well as a few flights to Europe. Etihad AirwaysKorean AirMalaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways operate regular A380 flights. EL AL operates some regular Boeing 747 flights.

Terminal 5


Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 was opened on 14 March 2008 by Queen Elizabeth II after 19 years of competition and was opened for public on 27 March 2008, and British Airways and its partner company Iberia have exclusive use of this terminal. The first Passenger who passed from terminal 5 was a UK ex-pat from Kenya who Passed through Security at 4:30 pm. British Airways CEO Willie Walsh presents the boarding pass for the first flight BA302 to Paris. After 2 weeks from the opening, the terminal 5 was closed due to the problem in its system and caused over 500 flights to be cancelled. Until March 2012 the airport was used by the British Airways as its Global hub. Due to the merger on 25 March Iberia’s operations at Heathrow were moved to the terminal, making it the home of International Airlines Group.

Area of Heathrow Terminal 5

Terminal 5 lies between the northern and southern runways at the western end of the Heathrow site. The main terminal building (Concourse A) has an area of 300,000 square meters (3,200,000 sq ft) and Concourse B covers 60,000 square meters (650,000 sq ft with 60 aeroplane stands and with a capacity of 30 million passengers yearly and 100 shops and Restaurants.

Terminal building ( Concourse A) was built at a cost of £4.3 billion consists of four-story building and two satellite buildings Linked to the main terminal by an underground people mover transit system.

The second building satellite ( concourse c) include dedicated aircraft stands for the Airbus A380. On 1 June 2011, it became fully operational. In 2014 terminal 5 was voted as world best airport terminal by Annual World Airports Awards.


Concourse D a same size to concourse C, is yet to Build on the east of the existing site and will provide up to 16 stands. Following British Airways’ merger with Iberia, this may become a priority since the combined business will require accommodation at Heathrow under one roof to maximise the cost savings envisaged under the deal. A proposal for Concourse D featured in Heathrow’s most recent capital investment plan

Public transport

With an increase in the number of passengers the transport network around the extended. A dedicated motorway spur links the terminal to the M25 (between junctions 14 and 15). The terminal has a 3,800 space multi-storey car park. A more distant long-stay car park for business passengers is connected to the terminal by a personal rapid transit system, which became operational in the spring of 2011.  New branches of both the Heathrow Express and the Underground’s Piccadilly line serve a new shared Heathrow Terminal 5 station

  • Heathrow Express: a non-stop service direct to London’s Paddington station; trains leave every 15 minutes for the 15-minute journey (21 minutes to and from Terminal 5). Trains depart from Heathrow Terminal 5 stationor Heathrow Central station (Terminals 2 & 3). A Heathrow Express transfer service operates between Terminal 4 and Heathrow Central to connect with services from London and Terminal 5.
  • TLF Rail: a stopping service to Paddington calling at up to five National Railstations en route – trains leave every 30 minutes for the 27-minute journey. Calls at Hayes & Harlington for connecting trains to Reading. It will be extended in December 2019 to Abbey Woodand Shenfield via the Elizabeth line. It was operated by Heathrow Connect until May 2018.
  • London Underground ( Piccadilly Line) four stations serve the airport: Terminal 2 & 3Terminal 4and Terminal 5 serve the passenger terminals; Hatton Cross serves the maintenance areas. The usual journey time from Heathrow Central to Central London is around 40–50 minutes.

Bus and coach At Heathrow Airport

Many buses and coaches operate from the large Heathrow Central bus station serving Terminals 2 and 3, and also from bus stations and coach at Terminals 4 and 5.

Taxi At Heathrow Airport

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Cars at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is near to M4 motorway or A4 road (Terminals 2–3), the M25 Moterway (Terminals 4 and 5)and the A30 Road (Terminals 4). All terminals have drop-off and pick up areas and short and long stay parking areas with Multi-storey car Parks.


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