Airport News

London Heathrow prepares for T5 opening

Mon, 24 Sep, 2007

London Heathrow Airport will not be unveiling its long-awaited Terminal 5 until March 27th 2008, yet it is already preparing to be ready for service on the day of launch, it has been reported.

The next six months are crucial to the terminal's success, Willie Walsh of British Airways said.

Mr Walsh, the chief executive of the airline, commented that the company is excited about the anticipated opening of T5, Breaking Travel News notes.

"Terminal 5 is a fantastic opportunity for British Airways and will transform our operations with less queuing, faster baggage systems and better punctuality," he remarked.

The terminal will offer "unparalleled standards of comfort" as well as convenience, Mr Walsh added.

Passengers using London Heathrow Airport may find it convenient to book their airport parking in advance, particularly at busy time of the year.

Mr Walsh spoke conducted a speech earlier in the week addressing the future challenges that face British Airways.

Joe Evans

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