London’s Heathrow Airport has announced that it will open its Terminal 2 on June 4, 2014. In fact, it has even announced the first flight – United Airlines flight from Chicago that will land at 5.55 am.
In addition to the main terminal building, Heathrow’s new terminal will also include a 522-metre satellite pier (T2B) that will be connected to the main terminal (T2A) through an underground walkway, a 1,340-unit capacity car park, an energy center, a total of 28 fully serviced aircraft stands, 60 self-service kiosks, 60 fast bag drops points and 56 traditional check-in desks.
The new terminal is designed to accommodate the check-in of 3,000 passengers per hour with 24 security lanes (17 for economy, 4 fast track lanes and 3 lanes for staff and crew). The expected maximum daily capacity of the terminal is 50,000 passengers.
Terminal 2 will be home to 23 Star Alliance airlines in addition to Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic Little Red and germanwings.