Heathrow Terminal 2 Opens

The first flight arrives at Heathrow's new Terminal 2

The first flight arrives at Heathrow’s new Terminal 2

London Heathrow Airport‘s Terminal 2 has opened to passengers this morning.

The first flight, arriving from Chicago O’Hare at 6am, was operated by United Airlines, who will be the only airline to use the terminal initially. Shortly, however, other Star Alliance carriers will also transfer their operations from other Heathrow terminals, along with Aer Lingus and Virgin Atlantic Little Red.

The £2.5 billion terminal replaces the original Terminal 2 and Queens Building, which was the first of the central terminals at Heathrow. The new one is much more spacious and has a greater capacity for passengers and aircraft. It features a huge sculpture.

It also has 28 gates, eight A380 piers, 33 shops and 17 restaurants.

What Terminal 2 is like for enthusiasts is not known yet, but we’d love to hear from you if you’re passing through or visiting in the coming days. Are there any views before security? Do the departure lounges have large windows?

You can find out more about spotting at Heathrow here.

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2 Responses

  1. David Pitt says:

    Evening all,

    I have not flown through the new Terminal, but I was on one of the proving days. The Terminal offers some up close and fantastic views of the Southern runway and Terminal 4. Both T2A and T2B have floor to ceiling windows. Seating in T2A overlooking T2B will also allow you to see Northern runway arrivals if they are landing from the East. I was able to just wander around and see what was going on outside with no issues at all.

    It will be a pleasure to fly through here, just as Terminal 5 is already.

    Well done Heathrow 🙂

    David Pitt

  2. Matt Falcus says:

    Thanks David, that’s great to know!

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