On Wednesday, United Airlines became the first
airline to operate a flight at London Heathrow Airport’s new
Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal.
United flight 958, a Boeing 767
from Chicago, arrived at gate 38B at 05:49 local time.
bring all of its operations at Heathrow – previously split between
Terminals 1 and 4 - “under one roof” - for the first time.
“We’re extremely proud to be the first airline
to operate from the new Terminal 2 and to consolidate our Heathrow
operations in the airport’s most advanced terminal,” said Bob
Schumacher, United’s managing director of sales, U.K. & Ireland. “Heathrow is one of the most important airports in
United’s global network, and Terminal 2 represents a huge
improvement in the service and facilities we are able to provide
to all our customers, whether they’re departing, arriving or
At Terminal 2, travellers benefit from easier,
faster routes through check-in and security. There is a choice of check-in methods: quick and easy self-service
kiosks, fast bag-drop desks and full-service check-in desks.
Customers can also enjoy a wide variety of shopping, dining and
seating options in a light, airy, spacious building.
United opened two new lounges for the use of
United’s premium customers at Terminal 2: United Club and United
Global First Lounge. Totaling about 22,000 square feet, the
lounges feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the
airfield and offer complimentary food, beverages and Wi-Fi in
addition to business facilities, shower suites and other amenities
United is currently the only airline operating
at Terminal 2. Starting later this month, United’s 22 Star
Alliance partners serving Heathrow will progressively move to
Terminal 2, enabling faster, more convenient connections for
United customers to and from flights operated by other Star
Alliance airlines, as well as Aer Lingus.
United operates up to 17 flights per day to
Heathrow from six of its U.S. hubs: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles,
New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C./Dulles. United
operates more daily flights to Heathrow than any other U.S.
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