12 Classic Pictures of London Heathrow in the 1980s

It’s time to enjoy a bit of nostalgia now as we look back at London Heathrow airport during the 1980s.

By this point the London hub was firmly established as the world’s busiest international airport, and the home base to British Airways. It was also on the route network of most of the world’s long-haul carriers, as well as European airlines.

Aircraft types dominant during the 1980s included the early Boeing 737s and 747s, as well as 727s, 757s, DC-10s, Lockheed TriStars and the Airbus A300 and A310.

During the early 80s, types like the Trident and Caravelle were also common.

B747 SX-OAB London Heathrow OO-SBQ Boeing 737-229 Sobelair G-AWZK British Airways Trident 3B on a 28R take off at London Heathrow

LN-RCA SAS A300B2-320 Airbus taking off on 28L at London Heathrow 9Y-TGJ BWIA Lockheed L-1011-500 TriStar taxies for a 28R take off at London Heathrow G-ATVH Dan Air BAC 1-11 207AJ lining up for a 28L take off at London Heathrow G-ARPD British Airways Trident 1C lining up for a 28L take off at London Heathrow G-BOAF Concorde about to depart on BA171 at London Heathrow

 

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1 Response

  1. Jez says:

    The pics bring back happy memories of my many day trips from GCI to LHR on Air UK F27’s, F50’s & BAe146’s. How I miss the T2/Queens building viewing areas..

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