Friday 6th of June 2014
The eagerly anticipated Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport has official opened.
The new terminal welcomed its first flight, a United Airlines from Chicago, at 05:49 BST.
United Airline’s UK Sales Director Bob Schumacher and other chiefs were on hand to greet passengers.
Mr Schumacher said: “We’re extremely proud to be the first airline to operate from T2. Heathrow is one of the most important airports in United’s global network, and T2 represents a huge improvement in the service and facilities we are able to provide to all our customers.”
The management team at Heathrow Airport insist they’ve learned their lessons from the fiasco surrounding the opening of Terminal 5 back in 2008. This time around, the airport shall open in stages to avoid the chaos several years ago when staff struggled to cope with computer and baggage systems.