November 24: Air France passengers bound for Paris on Monday were the last to use London Heathrow’s Terminal 2 as it closed to make way for a brand new £1 billion replacement.
Open for the last 54 years, it opened in 1955 – Colin Matthews, BAA Chief Executive said: “The closure of Terminal 2 marks an important moment in the modernisation of Heathrow. We look forward to the new Terminal 2 providing a new home for the Star Alliance and a better experience for our passengers, with less impact on the environment.”
Work on the new Terminal 2 will begin in 2010 and is planned to open to passengers in 2014. Services that have used Terminal 2 in the past have been relocated to Terminal 4, 4 which has just received a £100 million facelift.