Heathrow Airport Expands - 2A Terminal Prepares for 20 Million Passengers
Heathrow airport 2A terminal was covered on 29 February, marking the end of the first modernization phase.
After installing the huge ceiling, the interiors are installed. Since the demolition of the old 2 terminal building in 2010, developers have been working hard for 630 days to lift the new terminal that will accommodate 20 millions of passengers annually (compared to 8 millions for the old construction). The 2A terminal will have 12 aircraft stands, while the 2B satellite terminal will have 16 stands and a car park for 1300.
The whole thing started in 2008 and is estimated at 4.8 billion. The new terminal will be operated in particular by Star Alliance airlines, including Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International and United Airlines. Airlines will move in turn, for a period of 6 months, starting with the spring of 2014.
2A and 2B will host 60 check-in kiosks, 60 luggage storage, 56 check-in desks and 14 passenger security corridors. A second satellite structure, the 2C terminal, will occupy the surface of the current T1 and bring, up to 2019, an additional capacity of 10 million passengers.