London Heathrow Airport has confirmed that Terminal 2 will be the new home Star Alliance member airlines. Star Alliance is the second largest alliance grouping at the UK’s most important trade and tourism gateway, offering more than 21% of all available seat capacity from the airport.
Now the way is clear for the creation of a true alliance terminal, which will offer innovative features. The latest technology as well as integrated facilities and aligned processes among the member carriers should contribute to significantly improving the traveller’s experience. Moreover, having all Star Alliance members collocated in Terminal 2 will allow the minimum connecting time between flights to be halved to just 45 minutes, thereby increasing the number of possible flight connections by 31%.
Once the new Terminal 2 opens in 2014, the 23 Star Alliance member carriers operating at Heathrow will move in various stages from their current locations.