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London Heathrow Airport terminal switch for Etihad

Fri, 02 Oct, 2009

Etihad Airways has moved its London Heathrow Airport operations from Terminal 3 to Terminal 4.

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates will now fly its three daily flights to Abu Dhabi from the new location.

It is part of a multi-million pound investment in Terminal 4 by BAA that will also see new shops and facilities added to the terminal.

Colin Matthews, London Heathrow Airport's chief executive, said: "We are investing £200 million at Terminal 4, rebuilding many parts of the terminal, providing passengers with a new, modern airport building that offers improved facilities and higher standards of service."

To coincide with the move Etihad has opened a new lounge for its first class passengers opposite its new departure gates.

The premium lounge boasts five-star dining facilities along with a spa service offering massages and facials.

BAA is also spending a further £1 billion rebuilding Terminal 2 and recently began demolition of the Queens Building to make room for the redevelopment.

Joe Evans

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