London Heathrow To Open Terminal 2 in June 2014

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The world’s third busiest airport with the traffic figures reaching 72.3 million in 2013, London Heathrow is anticipating an exciting moment in its history – the opening of Terminal 2 in June this year.

We look at some of the more interesting facts and figures surrounding this new exciting addition.

What’s in the name: Terminal 2 is The Queen’s Terminal, recognising the 60 year relationship that the airport has had with Her Majesty the Queen.

Art: T2 will feature the Europe’s largest privately funded sculpture, called Slipstream, consisting of 23 bespoke pieces and created to resemble the shape and movement of a jet’s vapour trail. The sculpture designed by Richard Wilson weighs 74 tonnes, is over 70 metres long and hangs suspended up to 20 metres above the ground.

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Where on earth have we been?

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On a wild Tuesday afternoon in February, the World Airport Codes team decided to find out who had been to the most airports in the world. We discovered we were a pretty well travelled bunch and put it on a Google map just to show you where on earth we had all been:

If you click on a destination you can see which member of our team has visited that airport.

As you can see we have been all over the shop! Our HR manager Britt Hughes trumped all travellers having been to over 70 airports worldwide, followed by our Head of Finance Paul Charlton who had passed through 56 airports.

How many airports in the world have you been to? We would be interested to know who is our most experienced traveller who visits our site!

Six aviation websites you should know – Part I

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Whether you work in aviation or are a keen reader of anything related to airports, this blog post is for you. From avid photographers to private pilots that started in aviation even before they went to school, the websites listed below won’t leave you indifferent. Read, enjoy, and if you like it… spread the word!

1. Airline Reporter

http://www.airlinereporter.com/

Made by aviation geeks for aviation geeks, the Airline Reporter is a referent for those who work and or have interest in the aviation business, paying special attention to the airline industry, and reporting news in a simple and different way.

2. The House of Rapp

Ron Rapp started in aviation at the age of 6 years old!
http://www.rapp.org/

The House of Rapp first went live in 1995, and it’s managed by its creator, Ron Rapp, an ATP-rated pilot who has logged over 7,000 hours over the past fifteen years, whose start in aviation came at the early age of… 6 years old!

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Know your airports: Airlines, which one is best?

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Here at our offices of World Airport Codes, we are frequent flyers. And every time we take a flight, whether it’s for work, leisure or paying a visit to the family, the same question pops up into our heads: ‘Which airline should I choose?’

There’s no easy anwser to this question, but we will try to give you three important key factors to keep in mind for the next time you have to choose one.

Of course, the first thing we all look for is the price. Booking in advance or online are some of the best known tips for saving that bit of money when we fly, also choosing a less well known lowcost airline over an international more expensive brand is usually our choice. This can be a disadvantage to us, since the trend shows that when making a booking, we tend to always look at the same type of airlines, forgetting completely about the other ones, and sometimes lowcost can get as expensive as a normal one.

Captura de pantalla de 2014-01-31 15:16:34That’s why unlike any other guides out there, we strongly recommend that you look at any possible airline that flies to your destination. ‘And how do I know which airlines fly to my destination?’ It’s easy, let’s say you want to fly from Malaga (AGP) to Paris (CDG), all you have to do is go to our detailed airport page and click on ‘Destinations’ in the left menu and search for your destination airport, as simple as that! And now that you’re aware of which airlines fly from your outbound airport, you can check the websites of the airlines, or check them through our own airport pages on the ‘Services’ section, under the tab ‘Flights’.

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