Air Canada operated its first flight into London Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal.
Flight AC856 from Toronto, a Boeing 777-300ER with 290 customers and a crew of 11 on board, arrived at 7:04 a.m. local time.
It was the first of Air Canada’s 11 scheduled flight arrivals at Terminal 2.
The airline is also scheduled to operate 11 flight departures from the terminal today.
The modern and spacious facilities of Heathrow’s new terminal provide customers with an improved airport experience, including easier and faster routes through check-in and security on departure, and through border control on arrival.
“The new terminal will enhance our customers’ travel experience with improved services and facilities as well as our own Maple Leaf Lounge showcasing world-class Canadian products,” said Robert Atkinson, general manager UK, Ireland and Northern Europe at Air Canada.
“Air Canada offers more flights from the U.K. to Canada than any other airline and London Heathrow is our most important international airport.
“As all of our Star Alliance partners gradually move into the new terminal over the coming weeks and months, Air Canada customers will benefit from improved connecting times at Heathrow.”
Air Canada’s check-in and baggage drop off are located in Zone A of the check-in lobby and offer the latest technology.
Customers have a choice of check-in methods: quick and easy self-service kiosks, fast bag-drop desks and dedicated full-service check-in desks.
The new terminal offers also a wide variety of shopping, dining and seating options in a light, airy and spacious building.
Watch the Breaking Travel News tour of Heathrow Terminal 2 here.