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Heathrow Airport


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The UK's biggest airport and one of the worlds busiest (ranked third) international airport. The airport is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings, which also owns and operates four other UK airports,and is itself owned by FGP TopCo Limited, an international consortium, which includes Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and GIC Special Investments, that is led by the Spanish Ferrovial Group. Heathrow is the primary hub for British Airways and the primary operating base for Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Heathrow lies 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) west of Central London, and has two parallel east–west runways along with four operational terminals on a site that covers 12.14 square kilometres (4.69 sq mi). Terminal 5 was officially dedicated by Queen Elizabeth II on 14 March 2008 and opened to passengers on 27 March 2008. Construction of a new Terminal 2 complex to replace the old terminal building and adjacent Queen's Building began in 2009 with the first phase expected to open in 2014.



– WMO: 03772


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Heathrow Airport Holdings


Heathrow Airport Limited


Hillingdon, London, United Kingdom


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