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Spacious new London Heathrow Terminal 2 set for June opening as part of major airport revamp

The rundown, overcrowded Terminal 2 at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport is long gone, about to be replaced by a spacious new building built to handle 20 million passengers each year.The new facility was hailed as a cornerstone of Heathrow's revitalization as it was shown to the press Wednesday, in advance of the June opening.Lead architect Luis Vidal says its extensive use of natural light and high quality acoustics should make it a calm space for travelers.The 2.5 billion pound ($4.2 billion) terminal, in conjunction with the relatively new Terminal 5, gives Heathrow two modern terminals as it competes with other major European airports.Heathrow officials say they are still pushing to build a third runway....

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  1. UK Parliament transport committee calls for Heathrow airport expansion

    A British parliamentary committee recommended Friday that the government permit an expansion of Heathrow Airport, rather than allowing the construction of a new airp...

  2. London's Heathrow airport closes runways after fire on parked plane

    A fire on an empty Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane forced Heathrow Airport to close both its runways Friday, suspending all arrivals and departures.The airport said in a...

  3. UK authority leading investigation into fire aboard empty 787 Dreamliner at Heathrow Airport

    A British governmental body is leading the investigation into a fire aboard an empty Dreamliner aircraft at Heathrow Airport, an incident that has sparked renewed co...

  4. Boeing Dreamliner catches fire at London's Heathrow airport

    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at Britain's Heathrow airport on Friday in a fresh blow for the U.S. planemaker whose new model wa...

  5. UK's Cameron challenged to act on Heathrow Airport

    Prime Minister David Cameron is facing heat from his own Conservative party over the subject of building a third runway for London's beleaguered Heathrow Airport."Th...

  6. London's Heathrow Airport cancels 260 flights, blames snow and low visibility

    London's Heathrow airport says it has cancelled 260 flight — or 20 percent of its usual schedule — because of snow and low visibility.Sunday was the third day of fli...

  7. Man arrested at London's Heathrow airport by police investigating terrorist activity in Syria

    British police say a man has been arrested at London's Heathrow Airport as part of an investigation into travel to Syria in support of alleged terrorist activity.Sco...

  8. British police arrest 2 at Heathrow Airport in probe into terrorist activity in Syria

    British police said Wednesday that they had arrested two people at London's Heathrow Airport as part of an investigation into travel to Syria in support of alleged t...

  9. Heavy snow in Britain forces Heathrow Airport to briefly shut a runway, cancel flights

    Heathrow Airport briefly shut a runway and canceled dozens of flights because of a snowstorm causing widespread travel disruption across Britain.The London airport's...

  10. Terror Threat Nearly Shut Heathrow Airport

    British officials considered closing Heathrow Airport in response to reports of a terrorist threat, a senior minister said Wednesday, but decided that would be "cata...

  11. Black box data lost for 2012 Malaysia Air flight

    Malaysia Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in 2012 when a plane had to turn back because of tech...

  12. UK body: Black box data lost in 2012 Malaysian Airlines incident; procedures 'not robust'

    Malaysian Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in 2012, a report by Britain's air accidents investi...

  1. Heathrow Airport opens first e-cigarette lounge

    Good news for smokers --at least of the electronic variety.U.K.'s Heathrow Airport has just opened its first indoor “vaping zone” for traveling smokers, reports the ...

  2. Police: 2 UK men arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorist activities in Syria

    British police say two men have been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of participating in terrorist activities in Syria.Police say the men — both 21 and fro...

  3. London's Heathrow Airport runways closed after plane makes emergency landing

    London's Heathrow Airport says both of its runways have been closed after a British Airways plane made an emergency landing.Heathrow officials say passengers were ev...

  4. Emergency landing causes delays at London's Heathrow Airport

    A British Airways jet made an emergency landing at London's Heathrow Airport after developing a technical fault after takeoff. TV footage showed smoke streaming from...

  5. Close Heathrow airport , London mayor proposes

    London's Mayor Boris Johnson on Monday proposed shutting Heathrow airport, one of the busiest in the world, and replacing it with a major new hub to the east of the ...

  6. Boeing Dreamliner catches fire at Britain's Heathrow airport

    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at Britain's Heathrow airport on Friday in a fresh blow for the U.S. planemaker which earlier this...

  7. UK accident investigators look at transmitter in 787 fire at Heathrow Airport

    U.K. investigators say they are examining whether an emergency transmitter might have played a role in last week's fire on a Boeing 787 at London's Heathrow Airport....

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