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London Heathrow International Airport Overview
The United Kingdom's most prominent and largest airport, LHR serves London and is one of the world’s busiest airports, handling more international passengers than any other airport in the world. ACI Europe awarded LHR its 'Best Airport' accolade - with the highest passenger satisfaction in the over 25-M passenger category.
Airport Stats & Facts
LHR Airport is located near the southern end of the Borough of Hillingdon, about 12 nautical miles from Central London, England, U.K., and covers an area of over 12 square km. It is accessible via nearby motorway M4, and by four parallel tunnels under a runway connecting the M4 and A4 to Terminals 1 & 3, via motorway M25 leading to Terminals 4 & 5, and the A30 road to Terminal 4.
With two extra-long runways and over 77 million passengers annually, London Heathrow International Airport is the primary hub for BMI, British Airways & Virgin Atlantic, and is served by a host of domestic and international airlines, offering countless destinations with connections worldwide.
If using the Heathrow Airport Express to LHR Airport the trains depart from platforms 6 & 7 at London Paddington (more information and timetable: www.heathrowexpress.com):
- Due to recent security changes (you may be asked to open your bags for thorough search) it is advisable to arrive for check-in for European flights 2 hours, and long-haul and El Al flights three hours prior to scheduled departure.
- Visa requirements for travelers from India: Tourists, travelers on business & other eligible visitors from India will now be able to visit both the UK and Ireland (North & South Ireland) - moving freely between the two countries on a single visa.
- British Airways passengers may use its new Airport & bag check-in service which collects luggage from anywhere in London at a fee, and transporting it to the passenger's destination airport.
- Passenger dropoff: follow 'Departures' signs; for T5, use either of the two lanes on the departures forecourt; for T1 to T4, use outside lane.
London Heathrow International has five passenger terminals - T1 through T5 (for extensive terminal details, please refer to 'Terminal Maps'; for transportation information open: Transportation / Buses/Trains.)
Airport Recent News
Heathrow Airport wants to invest an additional $810M for infrastructure development in 2019, when the new expansion plan for T2 and a new southern access tunnel for the Central Terminal area will be built.
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