Heathrow Expects Another Passenger Record

Airport operator BAA has forecast that it will break its all-time daily passenger record (for the second time this month) on Thursday July 26.
Heathrow is now well into its operational period as host airport for the London Olympic Games.  Accreditation desks and special immigration lanes for the Athletes and Games family are now open, Team Heathrow volunteers, LOCOG London 2012 Games Makers and LGA London Ambassadors are greeting arrivals. 
Heathrow will be the first and last impression of the London Games for thousands of people and BAA says that it is, “determined to deliver the best possible welcome to all of our passengers, whether they are taking part in the Games or not.”  
It is forecast that around 80% of the ‘Games Family’ will pass through Heathrow, which has invested in excess of £20m (US$m) to prepare for the Games in order to meet the volume and complexity of challenges it will bring. 
So far, Heathrow has welcomed teams from over 70 countries competing in many different sports including the Cameroonian footballers, Brazilian boxers, Canadian sailors and Korean gymnasts.