Source: British Airways notice to agents. Monday 2nd June 2014
London Heathrow's brand-new Terminal 2 will open for business
Wednesday, 4 June 2014, with United Airlines the first carrier to move
Terminal 2, also called the Queen's Terminal, will eventually be the Heathrow home for 23 Star Alliance member airlines, as well as Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic 'Little Red' and Germanwings.
Key airline moves
- 04 Jun - United Airlines (UA) from T1 and T4
- 18 Jun - Air Canada (AC) from T3
- 09 Jul - British Airways codeshare partner, Aer Lingus (EI), will move from T1
- 10 Sept - Virgin's UK domestic services, 'Little Red'(VS), move from T1
- 01 Oct - Lufthansa (LH) Star Alliance member move from T1
The new terminal has a similar 'wave' design as Terminal 5, with customers passing through self-service check-in, bag-drop and security. Once at full operational capacity the main terminal building, as well as its satellite 2B, will be handling 20 million passengers per year. A passenger tunnel connects the satellite from the main terminal building.
The departure area will have 62 shops and restaurants, including the first airport store for John Lewis and a 'cafe' operated by celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal.
A new multi-storey car park has been built next to the terminal and all public transport will link directly into a striking central courtyard.
Terminal 2's opening is the culmination of £11 billion investment across Heathrow since 2003, which has seen the passenger experience transformed across all terminals. The next phase will see the redevelopment of Terminal 1, London's new train line, Crossrail, open to the airport in 2018 and a direct rail link from Terminal 5 to Slough and the western main rail line.
Minimum connecting times to/from BA services
- T2 to T1 - 1hr
- T2 to T3 - 1hr 15mins
- T2 to T5 - 1hr 30mins
For the full list of planned airline moves, see www.heathrowairport.com/flight-information/airline-moves.
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