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Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport – London Heathrow Airport or LHR is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom. Heathrow is the second busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic, and the seventh busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic. It is one of six international airports serving London region. Heathrow airport is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings.

Heathrow airport is the primary hub for British Airways and the primary operating base for Virgin Atlantic.

Heathrow Airport has 5 terminals - Terminal 1 is currently closed due to refurbishment

Heathrow Terminal 1 - Currently under refurbishment 

Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 

Used by over 16 million passengers to both domestic and international destinations via 29 airlines. 

Arriving PassengersArrivals for international arriving passengers and baggage reclaim are on Level 1 of Terminal 2

Checking in / DeparturesCheck-in is located on the top floor of Terminal 2. Flight Arrivals are located on Level 1 while Flight Departures can be found on Level 5 (Check-in level) and Level 4 (Gates A1-A26).

Recommended Check in Time 

  • International flights: Minimum 3 hours
  • European flights: Minimum 2 hours
  • Domestic flights: Minimum 90 minutes
Boarding usually begins around 45 minutes before departure but please check with your airline.

Self Service Check-inSelf service check-in is available with most airlines; it is simple and safe to use and can save you a lot of time at the airport. Self service check-in is available in kiosks located near the standard check-in desks.

Flight Connections: International connections do not require going through Immigration but all International to Domestic connections do. Domestic to International connecting passengers can use special Immigration check points if baggage is already checked.

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Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 

Used by 18 airlines and approximately 17.7 million passengers. Terminal 3 mainly operates long-haul flights, although some are to European destinations.

Arriving Passengers: Arrivals is located on the left at the north end of the building on the ground floor.

Checking In: Check-In and Flight Arrivals are located on the ground floor at the front of the building and Flight Departures are above check-in on the first floor.

Flight Connections: International connections do not require going through Immigrations but all International to Domestic connections do. Domestic to International connecting passengers can use special Immigration check points if baggage is already checked.

Airlines at Terminal 3Terminal 3 mainly deals with long-haul flights for US, South America, Asia and some flights to Europe.

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Heathrow Airport Terminal 4

Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 Transfers - Home to 34 airlines and used by over 9.5 million passengers each year. flights operating from Terminal 4 are mainly for long-haul and European destinations, with Air France, Etihad Airlines, and KLM being some of the major airlines flying from this terminal.

Arriving PassengersFlight Arrivals are located on the ground floor of the terminal, and Flight Departures on the 1st floor.

Checking InCheck-In is located on the first floor of the terminal, along with Flight Departures. Flight Arrivals are located on the ground floor.

Self Service Check-InSelf service check-in is available with many airlines; it is simple and safe to use and can save you a lot of time at the airport. Self service check-in is available both online and in kiosks located at the airport. Although Terminal 4 has kiosks located near the standard check-in desks for passengers to use, it’s always best to check with your airline to see if you can use this service.

Flight Connections: International connections do not require going through Immigrations but all International to Domestic connections do. Domestic to International connecting passengers can use special Immigration check points if baggage is already checked.

Airlines at Terminal 4: Terminal 4 deals with long haul and European flights, across more than 30 airlines, serving multiple destinations worldwide

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Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

State of the art terminal is used by approximately 31.9 million passengers pass through its doors on more than 200,000 annual flights.

Terminal 5 is exclusively used by just two airlines; BA and Iberia.

British Airways, with the majority of their flights departing from Terminal 5, fly long haul, Iberia fly to Madrid whilst Iberia Express serve Gran Canaria and Tenerife North.

Checking In; at the Desk, Self Check In and Online.

All of the check in desks can be found on the top floor of Terminal 5. Plenty of airlines now provide their own self service check in desks; if you’re flying with one of these airlines, the airport staff can direct you to the appropriate desks, which will also have their own dedicated bag drop areas. If you like efficiency, check in online and download your boarding pass to your phone, or use the handy app available from your airline; saving you time, and the environment!

Airport Information PointsPassenger ambassadors are present throughout Terminal 5. They wear a purple uniform, and you will find them walking around the terminal in arrivals and departures. They can assist you with directions, information on flights and can even arrange for assistance in other languages.

There is also an Information Zone, which is located on the ground floor near the UK arrivals. Here you can find leaflets, maps and help screens.