Heathrow Airport is the main international airport in London and the largest air hub in the UK. It takes first place in Europe in terms of passenger traffic. Located 24 kilometers from central London in the Hillington area. Heathrow Airport serves more than 90 airlines that connect London with more than 180 cities in the world. About 70 million passengers use the airport every year.
City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Location: Hillington, London
Distance: 24 km west of central London
Official website: www.heathrow.com
IATA Code: LHR
ICAO Code: EGLL
Heathrow Airport Terminals
To serve passengers at Heathrow Airport (LHR), there are four terminals: T2, T3, T4, T5.
Terminal 2 – The second name of Queen’s Terminal, is used to service flights of airlines of the Alliance Star Alliance.
Terminal 3 – The second name is Oceanic Terminal. Mainly serves flights of Oneworld and Virgin Atlantic airlines.
Terminal 4 – Serves SkyTeam airline flights, including Aeroflot flights.
Terminal 5 – Maintains flights with British Airways.
Cargo complex – Performs a full range of cargo handling services.
London Heathrow Airport History
Heathrow Airport was originally known as Great West Aerodrome, a small airfield built in 1929.
The development of this small airfield into the Heathrow we know today began in 1944, with the aim of using the airfield for long-distance military aircraft during World War II. However, by the time the airport was almost complete, the war had ended, and the airport continued to develop as a civil airport.
Today, Heathrow Airport has over 90 airlines flying to 170 destinations across the globe, and is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom.