Belfast Telegraph

Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 is set for take-off next June

Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 2 – where Aer Lingus will be one of the biggest operators – is on track to enter its "operational readiness" phase next month and to officially open in June next year.

Releasing results for the first nine months of the year, Heathrow said building remains on schedule at the new terminal, which will see Aer Lingus move from its existing home at Terminal 1.

The terminal is built to handle about 20m passengers a year, with an extension providing capacity for a further 10m.

Aer Lingus will begin using it on July 9 next year. A total of 26 airlines will be based at the facility.

Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 22.1% to £1.03bn at Heathrow in the first nine months of the year. Revenue climbed 10.7% to £1.8bn.

Passenger numbers advanced 3.6% to 54.8m in the period.

Belfast Telegraph