17 AUGUST 2009


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Article from BTNews 17 AUGUST 2009

BAA delays new terminal

BAA has now confirmed that it is moving ahead with the reconstructed Heathrow Terminal 2 for which it already has planning permission.  However instead of it being operational by the summer of 2012 it is now saying that the building work will not be finally completed until 2019.  The term “Terminal East” seems to have been dropped with the T2 name retained, the Star Alliance carriers being the only tenants.  The cost is put at one billion Sterling.  The terminal will be built in two phases – the first with 185,000m2 of floor space on the site of the existing T2 and Queen's Building, both of which will be demolished later this year.  Construction of the first phase due for completion in 2013, 12 months later than originally planned, while phase 2 will extend the new T2 into the existing T1 site and increase the capacity of T2 to 30m passengers a year.  T1 will close when phase two is complete in 2019, but will remain open throughout construction. www.baa.com

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