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Heathrow Terminal 2 Royally Celebrates First Birthday

Heathrow Airport has this week unveiled a unique golden baggage trolley to celebrate Terminal 2’s first birthday. The golden trolley, which has been inspired by the royal state coaches and carriages, will be displayed in Terminal 2 throughout June.

Heathrow Terminal 2 is known as ‘The Queen’s Terminal’ due to the airport’s long-standing association with the British monarchy; Queen Elizabeth II officially opened both the original Terminal 2 building in 1955 and the current building in 2014.

The trolley provides passengers with an eccentric and quirky British experience when they use it; Equipped with gold-plated crystal lanterns, Union Jack flags, hand-carved oak wheels and ornate sculptures, and the patriotic baggage palace even plays God Save The Queen when the trolley handle is pressed.

Heathrow Airport, which sees over 70 million passengers pass through its doors each year, plans to celebrate its first birthday in style, with arts and craft activities for the kids, a string quartet and maybe an appearance from a Beefeater or two.

Normand Boivin, Heathrow’s Chief Operating Officer said, “Heathrow is a proudly British airport. Exactly one year ago today, Terminal 2 officially opened its doors. We wanted to commemorate this proud occasion by providing our passengers with an eccentric and quintessentially British addition to the terminal. We have a long association with Her Majesty that stretches right back to our beginnings when the Queen opened the first passenger terminal and we wanted to celebrate the birthday milestone with a symbol of this.”