London Heathrow is World’s Airport of the Year

HeathrowThe London Heathrow Airport and Star Alliance have jointly won the World’s Airport of the Year Award.

The two were honoured at the Air Transport World’s (ATW) 41st Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards February 25, 2015 in Washington DC. The award was in recognition of the two’s collaborative work on the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow, a press release issued by Star Alliance member Ethiopian Airlines and copied to has said.

The release noted that the award is one of the first bestowed on the new Terminal 2, the Queen’s Terminal which opened on June 4, 2014.

“The purpose-built, state of the art facility was jointly conceived by Heathrow Airport, Star Alliance and its member carriers with the aim of establishing a true seamless hub at one of the world’s premier international airports,” it said.

It added, “the building was designed by Spanish Architect Luis Vidal to be simple and intuitive, with a bright and airy atmosphere. The £2.5 billion investment is part of an overall upgrade to Heathrow Airport, which has cost a total of £11 billion over the last five years.”

By Emmanuel K Dogbevi

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