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New Star Alliance dedicated terminal at London Heathrow to open in Jun-2014

5-Jun-2013 10:11 AM

Star Alliance announced (04-Jun-2013) it is now 365 days out from the opening of the new terminal 2 at London Heathrow International Airport. With the move to terminal 2, all 23 Star Alliance member airlines serving London Heathrow - representing over 20% of the airports traffic - will for the first time ever operate from a single terminal. The purpose built terminal will offer Star Alliance the opportunity to “enhance its seamless ‘hub’ experience, increase the number of passengers transferring through Heathrow and provide shorter connecting times between member airlines”, according to the alliance. The alliance will also provide a new and improved level of service for passengers, including more automated processes and common facilities than currently exists in any one terminal at London Heathrow. Operating ‘under one roof’ enables the Star Alliance member carriers to share operational facilities more efficiently, and make the best use of space and services. The alliance believes this will make terminal 2 a commercially attractive European ‘hub’ option for the airlines. Star Alliance carriers will begin their move into terminal 2 from Jun-2013. Future member carrier EVA Air will also join the member carriers in T2 during the course of 2014. [more - original PR]