Airport News - Europe.Jan 28, 2008
London Heathrow Airport “Heathrow” redirects here. For Heathrow, the village, see Heathrow, London.
“LHR” redirects here. For other uses, see LHR (disambiguation).
London Heathrow Airport or Heathrow (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL
New terminals sweeten sweet·en
v. sweet·ened, sweet·en·ing, sweet·ens
1. To make sweet or sweeter by adding sugar, honey, saccharin, or another sweet substance.
2. To make more pleasant or agreeable. the airport experience. London Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 5, which will open on March 27, rivals the splendor of the newly restored St. Pancras station, with a capacity for 38 million passengers, and for the exclusive use of British Airways British Airways
in full British Airways PLC
International passenger airline based in London. In 1936 British Airways Ltd. was founded through the merger of three smaller airlines. . Terminal 5 has been hailed as one of the most breathtaking architectural spaces in modern Britain. It is 130 feet, or 40 meters, high, 577 feet wide, and nearly a quarter of a mile long. It is light and airy, with marble and polished-timber floors; walls are lined with opaque glass panels. And it is so vast that you could get three Empire State buildings, on their sides, into the baggage claim Noun 1. baggage claim - an area in an airport where arriving passengers can collect the luggage that has been carried in the hold of the aircraft
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided hall alone. There are six Underground platforms for the Piccadilly line The Piccadilly Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured blue on the Tube map. It is the third busiest line on the Underground. It is mainly a deep-level line running from the north to the west of London via Zone 1, with significant surface running sections in its outer , as well as the Heathrow Express Heathrow Express is a train service from Heathrow Airport to Paddington in central London operated by the Heathrow Express Operating Authority—a wholly owned subsidiary of BAA. to central London The term Central London refers to the districts of London which are considered closest to the centre. There is no such conventional definition, nor any official one, for the entire area that can be called "central London". and the future main line running west from Heathrow. A transit system will also speed passengers to two T5 satellites. There is state-of-the-art baggage processing, 96 self-service kiosks, 140 customer service desks and 96 fast bag drops, and a flight connections center, in the heart of the terminal - "a short walk from your gate." Jan 24, 2008
Manchester Airport For City Airport Manchester, UK, see .
For the United States airport, see .
Manchester Airport (IATA: MAN, ICAO: EGCC) is a major airport in Manchester, UK. It opened to airline traffic in June 1938.
Manchester Airport has introduced a new valet service to provide fast access to both Terminals 1 and 3. In recent months car congestion The condition of a network when there is not enough bandwidth to support the current traffic load.
congestion - When the offered load of a data communication path exceeds the capacity. has been a major problem at Manchester and with this new service, the airport is confident that it will cut the number of cars and drop offs. We are committed to reducing the number of car journeys to and from the airport, said director of car parks, Andy Cliffe. Customers can now pull up in a dedicated VIP enclosure outside Terminal 1 and drop their keys to a team of valet parkers before going on holiday or a business trip. Valets then park the cars in a secure carpark known as ParkMark and deliver the customer s car to the VIP area ready for collection on return. The cost of this service is u7 ($14) a day with an 8-day trip coming in at u56. The average taxi fare from around greater Manchester to the airport would be around u66. Jan 23, 2008
Meteor meet and greet parking has launched www.meteormeetandgreet.com where customers can make online bookings. The website contains all news on services and developments that Meteor offers at four major UK airports - Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham. To celebrate the launch, Meteor is offering all travellers who make bookings before February 1 a 20% discount. For more details visit the website. Customers of Meteor s service are met at their designated terminal by a driver who takes their car to a secure compound. On their return the driver has the vehicle waiting at the terminal, ready to help load your luggage. Jan 23, 2008
Swiss International, Zurich Airport
Swiss International continues to invest substantial funds in revamping and expanding its airport lounge facilities. Having opened new lounges at Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva. and New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of JFK, Swiss International has now turned its attention to its Zurich Airport hub: for some weeks now, First Class customers and HON Circle members have been taking advantage of a new airside air·side
The part of an airport directly involved in the arrival and departure of aircraft.
the part of an airport nearest the aircraft First Class Lounge. The new Zurich airport lounge has been specifically designed to offer maximum privacy to guests, and features separable sep·a·ra·ble
Possible to separate: separable sheets of paper.
sep VIP areas, business offices with state-of-the-art laptops (including free internet connections) and dayrooms with showers, so that visitors can work undisturbed or simply rest and relax. With its large library, its TV area and its wide selection of international newspapers, the lounge features extensive entertainment options, too. Jan 22, 2008
Virgin Atlantic, London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic's new Upper Class Wing (for business passengers) at London Heathrow's Terminal 3 is hyped as "the world's fastest airport check-in," allowing passengers to "speed through the terminal quicker than ever - from limo to lounge in under 10 minutes." Virgin predicts 80 percent of check-in to be online or via kiosk by the end of 2008. Look out for similar "terminals within terminals" at other airports. Jan 24, 2008
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