for the next phase of oneworld relocations at London Heathrow have now been
confirmed, following the completion of British Airways’ move into its new
Terminal 5 base.
which operates four daily round-trips between Heathrow and its Helsinki hub,
will transfer from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 on 27 January.
will transfer operations on 25 February from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3.
The Spanish airline links Heathrow with Madrid eight times a day and with
Barcelona four times a day.
Airways will complete its move out of Terminal 1 four weeks later, on 25
February, with its final flights operating there – serving Barcelona, Madrid,
Lisbon, Nice and Helsinki – switching to Terminal 3. A few weeks later –
on 29 March – BA will move its routes serving Malaga and Vienna from to
Terminal 3 from Terminal 5.
of the five other oneworld airlines serving Heathrow are already based in
Terminal 3 – American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines and Royal
only other oneworld on-line carrier, Qantas, will move there later in 2009,
switching from Terminal 4. British Airways’ flights serving Bangkok,
Singapore and Sydney will move from Terminal 4 to Terminal 3 at the same time,
will complete what has been oneworld’s biggest airport co-location to date,
bringing the operations of its eight carriers serving its biggest European hub
from across all four of its established terminals into just two.
oneworld carriers moving into Terminal 3 will use adjacent check-in
desks in Zones F and G. Airport owner BAA is currently spending millions
of dollars bringing Terminal 3 up to similar standards as the new Terminal 5.
than the flights it is moving into Terminal 3, BA’s entire operation at its
home base are now housed in Terminal 5.
- BA’s Executive Club lounge
in Terminal 1 will close on 27 January, to enable airport operator BAA to
proceed with the building’s redevelopment. For the four weeks from then
until it moves its final flights from the building to Terminal 3, its
passengers will be able to use the Star lounge at Terminal 1.