Heathrow Airport Terminal 2

Heathrow Airport Terminal 2

The airport's newest terminal, officially known as the Queen Terminal, opened on June 4, 2014 and has 24 gates.

Designed by Spanish architect Luis Vidal, the building was built on the site of the original Terminal 2 and the Queens Building.

The main complex was completed in November 2013 and underwent six months of testing before opening to passengers. It includes a satellite dock (T2B), a car park for 1340 cars and a cooling station to produce chilled water. There are 52 shops and 17 bars and restaurants.

Terminal 2 is used by all Star Alliance members flying from Heathrow (which unites the airlines under Star Alliance's co-location policy "Carry Under One Roof").

Aer Lingus, Eurowings and Icelandair also operate from the terminal.

Airlines moved from their original location within six months, with only 10% of their flights operating in the first six weeks (United Airlines' transatlantic flights) to avoid the opening problems seen at Terminal 5.

On June 4, 2014, United Airlines was the first airline to move from Terminals 1 and 4 to Terminal 2, followed by All Nippon Airways, Air Canada and Air China, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, from Terminal 3. South African Airways and TAP Air Portugal moved on 22 October 2014. On August 12, 2021, JetBlue began operating flights from this terminal.

The original Terminal 2 opened in 1955 as the Europa Building and was the airport's former terminal. It was designed to accommodate an area of ​​49,654 m 2 (534,470 sq ft) and handle approximately 1.2 million passengers per year. It has hosted up to 8 million people in recent years. A total of 316 million passengers have passed through the terminal throughout its life. The building was demolished in 2010, along with the corporate offices that housed the Queens Building.