London Heathrow serves some 180 destinations in more than 90 countries. Whether you're arriving, departing or connecting, you'll find everything here to make your journey through the airport easy and enjoyable.
Heathrow Airport, 15 miles from central London, is regarded as the hub of the aviation world. Flying to over 180 destinations in over 90 countries, some 90 airlines have made Heathrow their base. The airport is owned by BAA, who also owns Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports.
London Stansted is Britain's third-busiest airport, offering flights to over 140 destinations in 30 countries. Whether you're arriving, connecting or departing, you'll find everything you need here to enjoy a pleasant journey.
London Stansted is Britain is currently serving around 19 million passengers a year. Many leading low-cost scheduled airlines have made Stansted their base.
London Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport opened in 1958 with just over 186,000 passengers passing through in our first year of operation. Today, it's a different story. They're open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we now serve around 32 million passengers every year.
- Around 90 airlines use Gatwick serving 13 domestic and 200 overseas destinations.
- There are 108 stands in total - 32 pier served stands in each terminal and 44 remote stands serviced by coaches.
- Across the two terminals there are 317 check-in desks - 191 in South Terminal and 126 in North Terminal.
- In 2009, we handled 112,000 tonnes of air cargo.
- The busiest day was 22 August 2008 when there were 895 aircraft movements.
London Luton Airport
London Luton Airport is the UK's 5th largest passenger airport with passenger numbers at almost 9 million during the calendar year 2010.
London Luton Airport employs over 500 people directly and around 8,000 indirectly. The Airport is now one of the major economic drivers of the regional economy.
In a pioneering public-private partnership deal signed in August 1998, London Luton Airport remains publicly owned by Luton Borough Council but is operated managed and developed by a private consortium, London Luton Airport Operations Ltd, for a period of 30 years.