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Heathrow airport's new Terminal 2 opens to passengers

Heathrow's new Terminal 2 has welcomed its first passengers, with the airport insisting it has learned lessons from the opening of Terminal 5.

The first flight, a United Airlines from Chicago, arrived at 05:49 BST.

Passengers on the first of 34 United flights scheduled for Wednesday were greeted by staff in Beefeater costumes.

The airport will open in stages to avoid the chaos in 2008 when Terminal 5 opened and staff struggled to cope with the computer and baggage systems.

Tom Edwards reports.

  • 04 Jun 2014
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