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London-Heathrow Airport is located in West London and is an extremely important airport in the UK. Heathrow Airport is used by approximately 65 million passengers every year, making it the largest European airport as well as the third largest airport worldwide. There are four international airports in London and the capital is one of the most important aviation hubs in the world. Heathrow was first used for civilian passenger flights as early as in 1946. The runways and terminals 1, 2, and 3 in Heathrow airport were built in the 1950s and 60s. In 1977, Heathrow was linked to the Picadilly line of London Underground resulting in rapidly rising passenger numbers in the 1980s; Terminal 4 (T4) was therefore opened. Terminal 4 is used by British Airways and its partners for intercontinental flights. The most recent terminal at Heathrow is Terminal 5 which was inaugurated in 2008. In 2012, Terminal 2 was closed and demolished and Terminal 1 has since been used for domestic and European flights while Terminal 3 handles intercontinental flights operated by other airlines. A flight from New York to London-Heathrow takes about 8 hours, London-Heathrow to Paris about an hour and a half; London-Dublin flights take about an hour and the flight from Heathrow to Frankfurt also takes about an hour. [More]
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Cheap flights to London-Heathrow are, for example, sold by British Airways, KLM, Delta Air Lines or Deutsche Lufthansa. There are convenient links from Heathrow airport to the city centre, just take the London Underground Piccadilly Line, which serves Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 train stations along with Heathrow Terminal 4 and Heathrow Terminal 5. Overground trains such as the Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect trains also serve London Heathrow Airport from Paddington Station. The express line takes about 15 minutes; the Connect line 25 minutes. The shuttle trains running between the terminals are free and operated by Heathrow Express and Connect trains. For transit flights, there are a number of ways of reaching the other London airports from London-Heathrow with National Express coaches who operate services from London Heathrow to Luton, Gatwick and Stansted. The airport is easy to reach by car on the M4 and M25 motorways. Hiring a car is also possible and all the major car hire companies have offices at London Heathrow airport: Sixt, National, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Avis and Alamo.
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