If you take a glance to the England map, and draw a hypothetical line to the west of London, you will find a point with "Heathrow" name. Actually, one of the world's largest airports is situated here.
London Heathrow Airport today is one of the busiest airports in the world. It has the third place due to this indicator, whether the first one is owned by Hartsfield airport in Atlanta and the second is granted to O'Hare airport in Chicago.
Heathrow airport was created in the 1930s, and was municipalized in 1944. In 1987 it was again privatized by British Airlines. Today Heathrow has 5 terminals, including four passenger terminals and a cargo one. It is equipped with 3 runways. One runway today is crossed with the landing one, so perhaps, soon the building of the fourth runway will be started.
Four terminals of Heathrow Airport are served by airlines all over the world. First terminal is used to travel with Aer Lingus, Air Seychelles, British Midland, Cyprus Airways, Finnair, LOT Polish Airlines and Sundor.
Going through the terminal 2, you can access service by Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Croatia Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines. Helios Airways, Iberia, Iceladair, Jat Airways, Libyan Arab Airlines, Lufthansa, Olympic Airlines, Pulkovo, Royal Air Maroc, Swiss International Airlines, TAP Air Portugal and Virgin Atlantic.
Third terminal could be recommended to those passengers, who want to fly with Air Baltic, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air Jamaica, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Egyptair, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, Ghana Airways, Iran Air, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, United Airlines.
Last terminal, used for passenger service, the terminal 4, is served by Air Malta, Asiana Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Qantas, SriLankan and SN Brussels Airlines.
British Airlines, as the owner of Heathrow Airport is represented in every terminal schedule with different destinations.
In 2001 the passenger Terminal Five was announced. This project terminal is expected to open in 2008. This will allow Heathrow to serve near 90 million passengers, that is 25 million passengers more than now. With Terminal 5 project further plans of Heathrow airport are connected, as another runway creating or building of the sixth passenger terminal and following auxiliary objects creating, such as additional cafeterias, shops, lounges etc. .
Heathrow airport today is one of the largest centers of air traveling. Being the largest airport of the United Kingdom and the third busiest airport in the world, Heathrow is a halfway point, which is connecting different legs of many intercontinental flights, organized by different world air carriers. It is an important point in the worldwide airlines network. Nevertheless, London Heathrow airport is constantly expanding, offering to its passengers new convenient services and features of comfort.