London Heathrow Airport LHR – EGLL” Europe’s Largest And Busiest Airport”

London Heathrow Airport LHR – EGLL” Europe’s Largest And Busiest Airport”

London Heathrow International Airport ( London , England ) . London Heathrow Airport or Heathrow (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), located in the London Borough of Hillingdon, is the world’s busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic. It is the world’s second busiest airport in total passenger traffic and the United Kingdom’s largest and busiest airport. It is also the busiest in the European Union in terms of passenger traffic and the second busiest in terms of traffic movements. The airport is owned and operated by BAA, which also owns and operates five other UK airports, and is itself owned by ADI Limited, an international consortium, which includes Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and GIC Special Investments, that is led by the Spanish Ferrovial Group[5]. Heathrow is the primary hub for BMI, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways. Located 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) west of Central London, Heathrow was designed to have six runways in three pairs[citation needed] but now has two parallel main runways running east-west and four operational terminals. The site covers 12.14 square kilometres (4.69 sq mi). Terminal 5 was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 14 March 2008 and opened to passengers on 27 March 2008. Construction of a new Terminal 2 complex to replace the terminal building and adjacent Queen’s Building began in 2009; the first phase is expected to open in 2014. Beginning in 2007 and completing in 2009, Terminals 3 and 4 have …

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