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Heathrow Airport new terminal 2 to be know as ‘Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal’

17-Jun-2013 12:51 PM

UK's Heathrow stated (14-Jun-2013) its new terminal will be known as ‘Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal’. The new terminal 2 will open on 04-Jun-2014, nearly sixty years after The Queen opened the original terminal 2. Heathrow development director John Holland-Kaye said: “The Queen opened the original terminal 2 more than half a century ago and we’re delighted that Her Majesty has kindly agreed to give her name to the new terminal 2. Everyone at Heathrow is extremely proud of our long association with The Queen and we know the new terminal 2 will be a fitting continuation of that tradition.” The new Terminal 2 will use the latest check-in and bag-drop technology and is one of the largest private construction projects in the UK. By the time it opens next year, the GBP2.5 billion project will have supported 35,000 jobs, the airport said. The terminal is on schedule to be completed in November 2013 and there will then be six months of testing. By the time the terminal opens for service it will have undergone 182 trials and been tested by 14,000 people. [more - original PR]