Heathrow’s Terminal 5 is the best in the world

Heathrow Terminal 5
Heathrow Terminal 5

Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) has been named as the Worlds Best Airport Terminals by airline and airport review and ranking site, SkyTrax.

Heathrow beat off competition from airports around the world to win the award, which is voted for by international travellers.

Heathrow also won awards for “Best Airport for Shopping” for the 10th year in a row and came 8th overall in the top list of Airports worldwide.

Heathrow Chief Commercial Officer Ross Baker said: “After a decade in service, it’s absolutely fantastic that Heathrow’s Terminal 5 is flying above the rest. For passengers to vote two of Heathrow’s terminals into the world’s top five, is a ringing endorsement of the billions we’ve invested to transform Heathrow into the world-class airport it is today. Britain has a front door it can be proud of and our teams will continue to welcome our passengers with a smile to keep Britain on top and moving.”

Other wins by UK Airport included London City Airport (LCY/EGLC) which was awarded Best Airport (up to 5 Million Passengers).

London City airport’s growrth means it just sneaks into the category having hit 4.8m passengers 2018 and is expected to surpass 5m in 2019.

Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, said: “To achieve this feat at the Skytrax World Airport Awards again is testament to the whole team at London City Airport, during a year of ‘firsts’. We have welcomed record passengers, new airlines, and inaugural routes, while continuing a transformative £500 million development programme in parallel. The accolade also comes hot on the heels of a recent Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award from ACI World.

“We want everyone who uses London City Airport to love their experience and this award demonstrates that our proposition of speed, convenience, great customer service and proximity to London are winning ingredients.”

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