Heathrow Airport - LHR London
Heathrow Airport, LHR, is the busiest airport in all of Europe. It is based in London, England, and is owned by Heathrow Airport Holdings. In 2018, the airport accommodated record 80 million passengers, together with 1.8 million tons of cargo. The busiest route taken through Heathrow Airport in 2018 was to New York, flying 3 million passengers. It hosts multiple passenger and cargo airlines, including Air Canada, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and Qatar Airways Cargo.
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Heathrow Airport originally started out on the Great West Aerodome in 1929. The land then catered more to farming needs, supporting local markets and orchards. Development of the area as an aviation port was initiated in 1944. Heathrow Airport has four terminals and two runways at lengths of approximately 12,000 feet each. The airport can be accessed through various modes of transportation, including the Heathrow Express, the London Underground, buses, taxis, and even bicycles that may be parked at designated parking spaces in some of the terminals. Heathrow Airport has seen several incidents throughout its long history, including crashes, aircraft malfunctioning, and potential terrorist and security threats. Cities near Heathrow Airport are Belvedere, Chessington, Denham, and Hampton, to name a few.
What to Do & Area Attractions
Connected to Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 is the highly rated Hilton Garden Inn London, located outside of the airport, but only a few steps away. London Heathrow Marriott Hotel is only 0.8 miles from the airport, as is RC Airport Rooms.
London City Airport is several miles away from Heathrow, in West Sussex, as is Gatwick Airport.