Qantas and British Airways have said final farewells to
Terminal 4 at Heathrow Airport after more than 23 years in the
The final Australia bound flights departed from
the terminal last Wednesday before British Airways and Qantas
successfully moved their joint operations into the newly
refurbished Terminal 3.
Terminal 3 now plays host to about 8% of British
Airways' flights at Heathrow and is the designated home for the
oneworld alliance at the airport.
British Airways' longhaul destinations in
Terminal 3 are Sydney, Bangkok and Singapore. Shorthaul
destinations are Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Gibraltar, Lisbon,
Vienna and Helsinki.
To mark the start of British Airways and Qantas
longhaul flights in Terminal 3, a new larger Club and First Class
lounge along with an Elemis Spa area have been opened for premium
customers to enjoy before their flight.
Peter Lynam, Head of Network Operations at
British Airways, said, "The final part of our Heathrow terminal
moves programme went extremely well.
"We have had an operation at Heathrow split
between three different terminals for the past two decades and it
is great to finally be able to say goodbye to Terminal 4 and
consolidate our operations in Terminal 5 and with our oneworld
alliance partners in Terminal 3.
"Terminal 3 is the closest facility to Terminal
5 and this will help make it a smoother experience for customers
transferring between British Airways flights and oneworld alliance
More than 50 airlines have moved or are in the
process of moving terminals at Heathrow before Terminal 2 is
closed for redevelopment.
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