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Major international airport of London

  • London Heathrow Airport is a major international airport of London.
  • It is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic.
  • 76,600 workers work for the aiport directly and 116,000 work indirectly.
  • The airport is owned and operated by BAA Limited.
  • The airport has licence for public transportation of passengers or for flying instruction.
  • The airport started in 1929 as a small airfield (Great West Aerodrome).
  • The airport is used by over 90 airlines flying to 170 destinations worldwide.
  • It is the primary hub of British Airways, and is a base for Virgin Atlantic Airways.
  • There is a proposal for a direct high-speed rail link between Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
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