About London Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport is the UK's largest airport and is the busiest international airport in the world. It is also the world's second busiest cargo port. It consists of two main runways plus a cross wind runway.
Heathrow Airport has four terminals, Terminals 1,2,3 & 4 and building is underway for Terminal 5. Over 90 different airlines use Heathrow serving around 170 destinations around the world. On a busy day at Heathrow over 213,000 passengers pass through the airport and an average of 1,250 flights operate from Heathrow daily.
Heathrow handles more international passengers than any other airport in the world. Its busiest routes are to New York, Amsterdam, Paris and Dublin.
Facilities for all terminals are very good with shops, restaurants and bars. Over recent years an average of £1 million has been invested every day in facilities and customer service developments. Further expansion is by way of its new Terminal 5.
Heathrow Airport provides indirect employment for over 250,000 people across the U.K. Around 108,000 of these jobs are generated by the airport in the local area and direct employment at the airport accounts for around 66,000 people.
Heathrow Airport currently deals with over 63 million passengers a year and is operated by its owner BAA.