Until recently, London Heathrow was the busiest airport in the world (by passenger traffic). In 2019 it ranked at #7
Heathrow’s airport code is LHR.
Before Heathrow had 5 numbered terminals, ‘Europa’ and ‘Oceanic’ were its 2 main terminals.
Heathrow Terminal 5, Longford, Hounslow, UK
There’s one more ‘secret’ terminal – terminal six. It’s a very small terminal exclusively used for VIPs and includes the Windsor Suite which is for members of the Royal family, visiting dignitaries, and heads of state, and some celebrities. It costs £1,500 per person per visit to use.
Heathrow’s Northern runway is longer than the Southern, running a length of 2.425 miles.
The Southern runway is 2.273 miles – that’s 0.152 miles shorter.
Concorde, the world famous supersonic aircraft, flew daily from London Heathrow to New York (JFK) – a journey that took just 3 hours 30 minutes.
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