London Heathrow Airport
or simply Heathrow
is the busiest airport in European Union
and the biggest one in United Kingdom
, serving its capital - London
. Located in West London
, in the Borough of Hillingdon
, Heathrow constitutes also the third busiest airport in the world, if you measure the passenger traffic. You can consider Heathrow
a high class aeropolis
, as it employs over 70,000 people and attracts many corporations and hotels who located their abodes in the area. It is also a hub for national British Airways
and a base for Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Its distance from the Central London
is relatively small - only 12 miles. Heathrow
and its prestige can be measured by the event with royal family, as recently Queen Elisabeth II
opened the new and modern Terimal 5
to the passengers. Since 2009, construction works are conducted in the new Termina 2 which is suppose to replace old terminal complex. The first section of new Terminal
will be opened in 2014.
If you are a prospect passenger and think about ways to get to Heathrow,
you shall know that transport links are available from any part of town and there is plenty of them, depending on your budget. The most convenient way would still probably be London Underground
. Heathrow is the biggest but not the only airport serving London
. Alongside you can find Luton
, Southend and City, Biggin Hill and Gatwick.
serves international passengers and is used by approximately 90 airlines heading to over 170 destinations all around the world. Imagine, that only 60 years ago Heathrow
has merely six runways which were arranged in three pairs. Today it is a large aeropolis
- truly impressive!