Piccadilly line engineering works - May 27 - 29

Due to planned engineering works, there will be no service all day between Heathrow and Acton Town on Saturday 27, Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May


A replacement bus service will be in operation between Heathrow and Acton town, while Heathrow Express services from Paddington, and Elizabeth line trains from East and Central London will be running as normal.

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Terminals and airfield

We’ve compiled some of the amazing facts and figures behind the Heathrow Terminals and airfield! Enjoy!

Terminals and airfield
  • Opened: 17th April 1968
  • Area: 74,601 square metres
  • Airlines: 17 including: BKS Air Transport, Cambiran Airlines, Brussels Airlines
  • First flight: British Airways 5362 to Edinburgh
  • Last flight: British Airways 970 departed to Hanover
  • Closed: 30th June 2015

Other facts:

  • Catered for approximately 13.8 million passengers on 123,000 flights annually;
  • Over 60% of flights went to UK and EU countries;
  • The terminal operated BA Concorde charter flights – champagne specials which simply flew around the Bay of Biscay and back again.
  • Opened: 1955, and reopened in 2014
  • Area: 40,000 square metres
  • Airlines: 24 including: Virgin Atlantic, Air China, Egyptair, Swiss, Air New Zealand, Flybe
  • First flight: United Airlines 958 from Chicago

Other facts:

  • Terminal 2 was awarded for World’s Best Airport Terminal at Skytax’s World Airport Awards;
  • Across the UK, Terminal 2 has supported 35,000 jobs;
  • Terminal 2 is almost 4 times the size of Buckingham Palace.
  • Opened: 13th November 1961
  • Area: 98,962 square metres
  • Airlines: 18 including: Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Qantas, American Airlines, Emirates, Delta, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Maroc Air.

Other facts:

  • Over 15 million passengers travel through Terminal 3 every year, on over 76,000 flights;
  • More than 45% of flights go to non-EU countries;
  • The Terminal was originally called the “Oceanic Terminal”.
  • Opened: 1st April 1986
  • Area: 105,481 square metres
  • Airlines: 35 including: Delta, KLM, Etihad Airlines, Air France, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air

Other facts:

  • Heathrow Terminal 4 was originally the base for British Airways before they moved to Terminal 5 in 2008;
  • It was opened by His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Princess Diana;
  • The Terminal cost around £200 million to build.
  • Opened: 14th March 2008
  • Area: 353,020 square metres
  • Airlines: British Airways, Iberia, American Airlines
  • First flight: British Airways 026 arriving from Hong Kong

Other facts:

  • Terminal 5 was rated Skytrax World’s Best Terminal for 5 years in a row between 2012-2016;
  • 60,000 people were involved in building Terminal 5;
  • At almost a quarter of a mile long, Terminal 5 is the equivalent length of 40 Routemaster double deck buses parked end to end.
  • Official names: 27R, 09L
  • Length: 3,902m x 50m
  • Official names: 27R, 09L
  • Length: 3,658m x 50m
  • Opened: 1955
  • Height: 87m (285ft)