Goodbye Heathrow Terminal 2, Hello £1 billion replacement

Written by Casey

After 54 years of service, Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport closed its doors on Monday the 23rd of November.  Fans of the terminal need not shed a tear though, as a £1 billion replacement is on its way.

“The closure of Terminal 2 marks an important moment in the modernisation of Heathrow. We look forward to the new Terminal 2 providing a new home for the Star Alliance and a better experience for our passengers, with less impact on the environment,” said BAA Chief Executive Colin Matthews.

heathrow-airport-terminal-2Lee Hock Lye, Vice President Product and Services, Star Alliance added:  “The closure and subsequent demolition of Terminal 2 will make way for our new home at Heathrow. This will finally allow our member carriers to operate under one roof at one of the world’s largest aviation hubs, placing us on at least an equal footing with others.”

Work on the new terminal begins in 2010 and it will open to the public in 2014.  This complete revamp of Terminal 2, in conjunction with a major rebuilding programme across Heathrow, is hoped to help the airport remain one of the world’s most exciting aviation hubs.

Because of the closure, all passengers are advised to check with their airlines or the Official Heathrow Airport website before departing on their trips.

Any customers who have booked their airport parking for Terminal 2 through will be notified of any changes to their arrival procedures as a result of the closure, and customers with questions should write to us via our contact form.

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