HEATHROW AIRPORT is London’s main air transport gateway and Europe’s busiest International airport. Located 14 miles west of the city, Heathrow Airport is the primary hub for British Airways and Virgin Atlantic and offers direct flights to 5 of the world’s 6 inhabited continents.
With the closure of Terminal 1 at the end of June, Heathrow Airport now offers 4 passenger terminals, including Terminal 5 the “World’s Best Airport Terminal” as voted for by customers at the World Airport Awards earlier in 2015.
With summer here, London’s airports are welcoming sports fans from around the world for some of the UK’s major sporting events. Wimbledon is in full swing, followed by the historic Henley Royal Regatta (1 July), British Grand Prix at Silverstone (5 July) and the first Ashes test in Cardiff on the 8 July. We take a look at Heathrow Airport in numbers.