London Heathrow Airport
The world-famous London Heathrow Airport remains one of the busiest in the world. It is situated in Hillingdon, a borough of London, and is the biggest airport in the whole of the United Kingdom, which comprises England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. It also sees more international passengers passing through its many gates than any other airline around the globe. In fact, it has an average of 67 million passengers every year. Although its high passenger and flight numbers were negotiated during 2010 due to the disruption caused by the volcanic ash of Eyjafjallajökull, London Heathrow remained one of the busiest airports in the world.
The check-in area for Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport
Although there is constant expansion of this resource, there are currently five main arrival terminals and a cargo terminal. Aircraft arriving at Heathrow will enter its airspace via 1) Bovingdon, 2) Lambourne, 3) Biggin Hill or 4) Ockham.
The London Heathrow Airport is particularly well equipped with a range of restaurants, shops and facilities that include designer wear, luggage, pharmacies, hair and beauty salons, cafés, coffee shops, formal diners, fast food, American Express, shoe stores and an abundance of duty-free outlets. There are several chaplains too, including Anglican, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim, amongst several others, and a multi-faith prayer room to accommodate the many religions and creeds that pass through the busy airport.
Because London Heathrow Airport is such a major part of the infrastructure and transport system of England, it is equipped with its own press corps. The photographers and television crew feed all the major newspapers and TV stations around the world. This keeps this transport epicentre well within the sphere of public communications, increasing its recognition and acclaim even more so.
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