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Workers gather together in the departures hall of Heathrow's Terminal 2 for a talk by Developing Director John Holland-Kaye during a media day marking One Year to Go until Terminal 2 re-opens. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 4, 2013. See PA story AIR Heathrow. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Workers gather together in the departures hall of Heathrow's Terminal 2 for a talk by Developing Director John Holland-Kaye during a media day marking One Year to Go until Terminal 2 re-opens. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 4, 2013. See PA story AIR Heathrow. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Workers gather together in the departures hall of Heathrow's Terminal 2 for a talk by Developing Director John Holland-Kaye during a media day marking One Year to Go until Terminal 2 re-opens. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 4, 2013. See PA story AIR Heathrow. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

HEATHROW'S new Terminal 2 will be the new London home to Aer Lingus when it opens its doors in a year's time.

The £2.5bn (€2.9bn) terminal will open its doors on June 4, 2014, with the first aircraft, a United Airlines flight from Chicago, scheduled to land at 05.55.

Terminal 2 will eventually serve 20m passengers a year and be home to 23 Star Alliance airlines, as well as Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic, Little Red and germanwings carriers.

The old Terminal 2 was closed in 2009 after 54 years of service.

It was Heathrow's first and was designed to deal with 1.2m passengers a year. By the time it closed, it was handling 9m passengers a year.

The new T2 is one of the largest privately funded construction projects in the UK and will have supported 35,000 jobs across Britain by the time it opens.

The main build is on schedule for completion in November and will be followed by six months of testing. The terminal will open in phases, with the 26 airlines, including Aer Lingus, which is currently in T1, moving in over a period of six months.


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