Heathrow Terminal 2 move timetable announced

Heathrow Airport has published a draft timetable on its website of the moving schedule for airlines into the new Terminal 2.

Perhaps having learned from the botched opening of Terminal 5, this is very much a ‘steady steady’ operation.  United will move on June 4th, followed by Air Canada on June 18th.

Terminal 2 a

Airlines then move in dribs and drabs, with Virgin Little Red the last to go across during November 2014.

The full list of airline moves is here.

There will be four lounges in the terminal.  United will have its own lounge in Terminal 2B.  Air Canada will also have its own.  The other Star Alliance carriers will use a generic Star Alliance lounge.

Plaza Premium 1

There will also be the third-party Plaza Premium lounge that I wrote about here (see above).  I would imagine that Little Red and Aer Lingus will use that, unless Aer Lingus also chooses to have its own facility.

For anyone who fancies booking a day trip somewhere in order to check out the new terminal, Aer Lingus looks like the obvious target.  They are scheduled to move on 9th July.

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  1. Surprise that EI aren’t listed as having a lounge. Is it the case that the green mile will continue its existence? If that is the case EI would surely keep their current lounge, which was totally refurbished only a few years ago.

  2. You can be a volunteer if you want to check out the new terminal as well


  3. John Connor says:

    Aer Lingus do have a lounge in T2. As do Lufthansa. I was in them last week, on a private tour of the T2 building.
    They’re both huge, with great runway views.

    • Thanks. Not surprising for AI – bit more surprising for Lufthansa, given that (once the Germanwings transfer is done) only Frankfurt and Munich flights will be going from Heathrow – although some Germanwings passengers will also qualify for access.

    • Wonderful. The current lounge is very nice, but has no windows at all, just a few skylights.

  4. Having learned from the botched opening of Terminal 5, I won’t be booking Star Alliance flights in June, at least if time is important!

  5. In addition to the T1 & T3 airlines that are moving to T2 during 2014, Summer 2015 will see BA move flights from T1 to T3.

    With a number of airlines vacating T3 there’ll the opportunity for a bit of tidying up as there’ll be ‘room to breathe’. With BA vacating T1 they’ll more than likely acquire more floorspace & checkin desks.