Strategic Meetings Summit London, 26 September,
September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
The occupation of Heathrow’s Terminal 2 is set to be completed tomorrow (October 22) when the final four Star Alliance airlines move in.
Air New Zealand, Asiana, TAP Portugal and South African Airways become the last carriers to move across to Heathrow’s dedicated Star Alliance terminal.
Terminal 2, known as the Queen’s Terminal, opened in June when United became the first carrier to move its operations.
Airlines have been moving into the terminal in a phased opening over the last four months to avoid the setbacks that beset Terminal 5, which was dogged by baggage problems in its first few weeks of operation.
Star will operate a total of 121 flights per day to 45 destinations in 25 countries from T2. South African Airways’ flights will depart from Terminal 2B, which is connected to the main building by an underground walkway.
Heathrow will also see a few other terminal moves this month: British Airways shifts its Barcelona flights from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3 on October 26, when BA’s Belfast and Dublin services switch from T1 to T5.
On the same day, Delta’s Atlanta flights shift from Terminal 4 to T3, joining its partner airline Virgin Atlantic. Russia’s Transaero also moves on the same day from T1 to T4.
The changes mean that Terminal 1, which is due to close in 2015, will cater mainly for a handful of BA flights to the Middle East, France and some former Soviet republics as well as El Al’s services to Israel.
From next Sunday (October 26), Terminal 1 will be used by just four airlines, for 21 daily flights to 12 destinations: British Airways, El Al, Icelandair and Tam.
Learn about Heathrow's Terminal 2