Heathrow's T2 Closes

After 54 years of service, Terminal 2 at London/Heathrow finally closed its doors to passengers on November 23.  The final departure from the facility was an Air France flight to Paris.  Work can begin on demolishing the building to make way for the new Terminal 2 – a £1 billion investment which will be the latest phase in the major BAA transformation at the west London airport.  Construction work is scheduled to start in 2010 and be completed in 2014.  The T2 closure follows the demolition of the Queen’s Building, which is also making way for the new T2.
BAA CEO Colin Matthews 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 home for the Star Alliance and a better experience for our passengers, with less impact on the environment.”