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A Quick Guide to London Heathrow

By Jocasta Marvin Subscribe to RSS | May 15th 2012 | Views:

London Heathrow airport is the world's third busiest airport. It is the busiest airport of United Kingdom with an approximate of 68 million passengers passing through its doors every year. The name ‘Heathrow’ was originated from a hamlet called ‘Heath Row’. The place where the Terminal 1 is located now was once Heathrow Farm. The airport is located at a travel distance f around 19 kilometers from the Central London. It is owned and operated by BAA which is a multinational firm that specializes in day to day security, retail, strategy, investment. The company BAA also owns the other significant airports of United Kingdom. BAA is owned by Ferrovial Group. Heathrow is ranked among the best airports around the world due to state of the art facilities and utilities it provides. Transport from Heathrow airport is easily accessible 24//7/365. The airport offers all kinds of transportation facilities that include cabs, private cars, buses, coaches and most of all, the airport’s exclusive train service ‘The Heathrow Express’.

The Heathrow airport also has the distinction of being an airport hosting more international flights than any other airport in the world. The airport sustains an approximate of more than 76,000 jobs directly and 116,000 jobs indirectly. Heathrow airport is a home to BMI, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways and other major airlines. The Heathrow Express provides superior class Heathrow airport shuttle transfer services connecting the airport with all the major locations across the country. Today, Heathrow is a home to more than 90 airlines flying to 170 destinations across the world. Heathrow airport can be easily accessed by the nearby M4 motorway and A4 road. The airport has drop off and pick up areas available at all the terminals. There are short as well as long stay multi-storey car parking facilities. The car parks outside of airport premises are privately run and are connected to all five Heathrow airport terminals by shuttle buses.

The Heathrow airport cab services are available at all terminals and are highly economical. The international travelers, who are expecting to land at Heathrow airport, usually hire cabs at the airport, while others who are extra conscious about their travel arrangements make online cab bookings prior to their arrival at the airport. Heathrow airport being the foremost choice for most of the passengers traveling to UK, offers world class facilities and amenities that are second to none. The airport offers all kinds of facilities for business travelers, solo travelers, families with kids and disabled travelers. There are executive lounges that offer priority check-ins and special facilities for the corporate travelers. The international passengers arriving in UK can avail Heathrow airport car hire services at the most competitive rates. The transportation companies across the airport offer just about any kind of transportation meeting your personalized requirements. CrossCab is among the leading local and online cab booking companies. They specialize in providing airport transfer services across the country.

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The Heathrow Express provides superior class Heathrow airport shuttle transfert services connecting the airport with all the major locations across the country. The international passengers arriving in UK can avail Heathrow airport car hire services at the most competitive rates.

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