Terminal 4 of Heathrow Airport will reopen to passengers on June 14 for the first time in almost two years as part of Heathrow’s long-term effort to increase airport capacity ahead of the summer season.
It is worth noting that Qatar Airways will be the first carrier to move to Terminal 4, followed by around 30 other airlines over the next month.
Heathrow Airport Terminal Change
As we said before, Terminal 4 will open on June 14th, with Qatar Airways as the first airline to move in. Below are the anticipated dates and details of airlines who will move their operations to Terminal 4 of Heathrow Airport.
|14th June||Qatar Airways|
|16th June||Etihad Airways, Kenya Airways, Korean Air and Royal Brunei|
|22nd June||Air Malta, El Al, ITA Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Oman Air, Royal Air Maroc and Vietnam Airlines|
|23rd June||Air Astana and Azerbaijan Airlines|
|24th June||Aeroflot Russian Airlines (If Returned) and Uzbekistan Airlines|
|27th June – 01st July||(Airlines to be confirmed)|
Arkia – AD HOC, Air Algerie, Air Mauritius, Air Serbia, Blue Air, Bulgarian Air, Gulf Air, Israir- AD HOC, Saudi Arabian Airlines, TAROM, and Tunis Air
The move will enable Terminal 4 airlines with extra check-in space and stand capacity, as well as access to their premium facilities, while also freeing up space in Terminals 2, 3, and 5 ahead of the summer season.
Heathrow Airport has used the last two years to renovate various areas of Terminal 4, including the bathrooms, air conditioning, and hold baggage screening devices.
Local buses, Piccadilly Line underground services and the Elizabeth line will operate into T4 from 14 June to provide easy access for passengers and colleagues. A wide range of retail, food and beverage outlets will be available, and more will open over the summer as airline occupancy increases.
Overall, our ramp-up plan is on track, though it is not always easy to balance supply and demand during this intense recovery phase. We are recruiting up to 1,000 new security officers and other colleagues, and supporting airlines and handlers in their recruitment programmes. We have increased our customer service team to help manage queues in check-in, make sure passengers are ready for security and make sure people can catch their flights.
Operations at Heathrow have run smoothly over the half-term holiday, as a result of good planning and collaboration between the airport, airlines, handlers and Border Force. At peak times there have been long queues than usual at check-in, security, immigration and baggage reclaim, but it has been well organised and has kept moving. We are grateful for the patience of our passengers and the good humour of our colleagues in making sure that people catch their flights.
Throughout the summer peak, Heathrow is also bolstering its ‘Here to Help’ team, which sees head office colleagues including all senior managers mobilised across the four terminals and on hand to assist passengers, answer questions and welcome them back to air travel. Passengers should look out for the ‘purple people’, who can help with everything from welcoming passengers and directing them to check-in desks, to advising and assisting passengers with preparing hand luggage to pass through security.
To help ensure a smooth journey through the airport, we are encouraging passengers to prepare themselves ahead of arriving, with three easy steps:
- Check your terminal in advance
- Complete all travel paperwork before leaving home
- Get hand luggage security ready, remember the rules of liquids and large electricals
Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said:
“I want to thank our colleagues and Team Heathrow partners who are working tirelessly to make sure that millions of people can enjoy the benefits of travel once again.”
“While we are still years away from passenger numbers returning to pre-pandemic levels, reopening Terminal 4 will give airlines at Heathrow extra space across the airport, helping them manage the impact additional travel documents continue to have on check-in times.”
“To help ensure a smooth journey we will ensure head office colleagues are in the terminals helping passengers. Passengers can also help us to help them by getting set for travel before they arrive at the airport, by checking their terminal in advance, completing all travel paperwork at home and getting hand luggage ready for security checks.”