5 June 2014
United Airlines said it has become the first airline to operate a flight at London Heathrow Airport´s new Terminal 2: The Queen´s Terminal.
United flight 958, a Boeing 767 from Chicago, arrived at gate 38B at 5: 49 a.m. local time.
Two new lounges opened for the use of United´s premium customers at Terminal 2: United Club and United Global First Lounge. Totaling about 22,000 square feet, the lounges feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the airfield and offer complimentary food, beverages and Wi-Fi in addition to business facilities, shower suites and other amenities and services.
United is currently the only airline operating at Terminal 2. Starting later this month, United´s 22 Star Alliance partners serving Heathrow will progressively move to Terminal 2, enabling faster, more convenient connections for United customers to and from flights operated by other Star Alliance airlines, as well as Aer Lingus.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a day to 369 airports across six continents. In 2013, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly twom flights carrying 139m customers. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and, in 2014, will take delivery of 35 new Boeing aircraft, including the B787-9 as the North American launch customer, and will welcome 27 new E175 aircraft to United Express. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 195 countries via 26 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every US state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. United´s parent is United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL).