Heathrow Airport has over 200,000 passengers travelling through it everyday it is a major London airport, it is London’s busiest airport as well as the busiest airport in Europe and the seventh busiest airport in the world! It is is used by over 80 airlines flying to 185 destinations in 84 countries. Here are some stats to get your mind boggling of crazy numbers coming and leaving Heathrow airport in 2016. Yellow Cars makes life simple when it comes to airport transfers to Heathrow.
Passenger volume by terminal (millions) 2016:
- Terminal 2 – 16.5 million passengers on 111,603 flights
- Terminal 3 – 17.7 million passengers on 89,014 flights
- Terminal 4 – 9.5 million passengers on 53,269 flights
- Terminal 5 – 31.9 million passengers on 216,861 flights
Find out more stats on Heathrow Airport website
Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure Yellow Cars Taxi Company are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on call all year round. We offer a airport meet and greet service, you can book your taxi in advance or on the day. Heathrow is 30 minutes from Reading (depending on the time you are travelling).
Interesting facts about Heathrow Airport
Over the years we have had the pleasure of dropping of many customers to Heathrow Airport and picking them up too. So we only thought it was right to share some interesting facts with you! Built for the military during WWII, the airport opened up for commercial air travel in 1946. Previously it was known as London Airport. It took over the role of Croydon Aerodrome which was London’s main airport since 1920. The first commercial flight to depart from Heathrow in 1946 was a British South American Airlines Lancastrian ‘Star Light’ which flew to the capital of Argentina Buenos Aires.
There were no fancy terminals in 1946 the passenger terminals were actually made from ex-military marquees. They were known as a ‘tented village’ that were actually along the Bath Road, its actually hard to imagine a tented village along the Bath Road nowadays! At least each had their own floral-patterned armchairs, settees and even small tables with vases of fresh flowers. To get to the aircraft the passengers had to walk over the wooden duckboards to that they could protect their shoes from the muddy airfield. Things have come along way since then! £12 billion has been invested since 2003 to transform Heathrow Airport.
We hope that you have enjoyed some of the history of Heathrow and the next time you travel from there you will remember the journey of the airport. At yellow cars we are happy to be part of your journey from Reading to Heathrow Airport.
If you are looking for a transfer to or from a different airport? Check out our other pages with useful information on all the main airport transfers we offer.
Airport Transfers to Gatwick