London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow is the world's busiest international airport, serving over 180 destinations in more than 90 countries. Arriving, departing or connecting, you'll find everything here to make your journey easy and enjoyable.


London Heathrow Airport or Heathrow, located in the London Borough of Hillingdon, is the largest and busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the European Union. It is the world's fourth busiest airport for passenger traffic and it handles the most international passenger traffic in the world.[3] Heathrow is owned and operated by BAA, which also owns and operates six other UK airports. BAA is itself owned by an international consortium led by the Spanish Ferrovial Group. Heathrow is the primary hub of British Airways, BMI and Virgin Atlantic.

Aviation at the location of what is now Heathrow Airport began during World War I, when the site was used as a military airfield. By the 1930s the airfield, then known as the Great Western Aerodrome, was privately owned by Fairey Aviation Company, and was used for aircraft assembly and testing. Commercial traffic used Croydon Airport, which was London's main airport at the time.

Today Heathrow Airport is used by over 90 airlines which fly to 170 destinations worldwide. The airport is the primary hub of British Airways, BMI and Virgin Atlantic.

Of Heathrow's 67 million annual passengers, 11% travel to UK destinations, 43% are short-haul international travellers, and 46% are long-haul. The busiest single destination in terms of passenger numbers is New York, with over 3.5 million passengers travelling between Heathrow and JFK / Newark airports in 2007. The airport has five passenger terminals (Terminals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) and a cargo terminal. Terminal 5 opened to passengers on 27 March 2008 and will be fully completed with the opening of its second satellite building in 2010.

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Location

London Heathrow Airport 234 Bath Road
Hayes UB3 5AP
United Kingdom

Contact Info
Telephone: 
+44 (0)844 335 1801

London / Heathrow Airport Weather info
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Location of this weather station:
1.5 km North

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Mon, 2018-09-24 05:50


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