Terminal Five to boost travel
26 January 2009 10:44
Britain could see a travel boom after the new Terminal Five at London's Heathrow airport opens to passengers later this month.
The building was officially unveiled by the Queen today but no flights will leave the travel hub until March 27th.
From that date, those travelling to certain destinations with British Airways will fly out of Terminal Five, which is packed with shops and restaurants.
Those planning to jet off on holiday this summer are urged to make sure they take out travel insurance with a respected provider.
At the opening of Terminal Five, the Queen said in a speech to 500 guests: "It gives me great pleasure to open Terminal 5 - this 21st Century gateway to Britain and, to us, the wider world."
She also praised the new building for its "bright, airy space and clean, efficient layout".
BAA officials say that the £4.3 billion venture will allow millions more UK travellers to jet off to exotic destinations each year.