Heathrow’s T4 Celebrates 25 Years of service

Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4 (T4) celebrated its silver jubilee on April 1, 25 years after it was opened by Diana Princess of Wales and Prince Charles of Wales on April 1, 1986.
BAA says that today, more people use T4 than live in London (8.3 million last year) and since it opened 284.6 million passengers have flown via its gates.
T4 boasts 38 airlines flying to 53 destinations including Taipei, Baku and Mumbai. Building links to emerging markets has been highlighted by British chancellor George Osborne as a key priority for British businesses and thousands use Terminal 4 every day to fly to China, India and Africa.
BAA says that as part of Heathrow’s £1 billion a year investment programme T4 has been: “massively improved in recent years” and was recently ranked Europe’s ‘most improved terminal’ in a survey of leading airports by ACI.
Built at a cost of £200 million and located at the south east of the airport, BAA says that more than £170 million is being invested in an extensive modernisation programme “so that passengers enjoy a 21st century airport experience”. A 64583 sq ft (6,000m2) extension has transformed check-in while work continues in Baggage Reclaim and Arrivals.