As the world continues to deal with the outbreak of COVID-19 and travellers and airlines are wondering when the world will start to fly again , many airlines have stood down operations or dramatically reduced their flying schedule . Though airlines are continuing to operate repatriation flights as well as cargo operations, governments in some countries have banned or restricted international flights .
This has also had a major effect on airports, which have seen a dramatic fall in passengers numbers. Terminals are deserted and almost all shops and lounges have been closed. London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, expects passenger traffic in April to drop by a staggering 90% .
Stay up-to-date on the outbreak by visiting our hub page for coronavirus coverage and signing up for our daily newsletter . (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images) In response to the drop in passengers numbers and aircraft movement, London Heathrow reduced its operation to a single runway operation (alternating on a weekly basis to give those living in proximity to the airport some respite) and is in the process of closing two of its four terminals.
Airlines usually operating out of Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 are being re-accommodated into the airport’s Terminals 2 and 5. Terminal 3 has already been closed and airline moves out of Terminal 4 will be completed by early May.
For those still travelling, which the UK government advises should only be for essential travel , it’s important to know which Heathrow terminal your airline will operate from. This is an evolving picture, and the latest information can be found on the Heathrow website . (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) As of 28 April, the following airlines are operating from LHR Terminal 5: All British Airways flights (including all flights previously operating from Terminal 3)
Iberia and Iberia Express
All flights that previously operated from Terminal 5
The following airlines are operating from LHR Terminal 2: Aer Lingus
American Airlines ANA Beijing Capital Airlines Cathay Pacific China Eastern Egyptair Emirates Ethiopian Airlines Eurowings Eva Air Finnair Gulf Air Icelandair Iran Air Japan Airlines Lufthansa Philippine Airlines Qantas Qatar Airways Singapore Airlines South African Airways Swiss International Airlines TAP Portugal Turkish Airlines United Airlines Virgin Atlantic The following airlines are currently still operating from Terminal 4 though will move to Terminal 2 at some point over the next few weeks: Air France […]