El Al are on the move this weekend at London Heathrow Airport, as the move out of the ever emptying Terminal 1, and into Terminal 4
El Al will move on the 25th April 2015, with all services moved over. Premium passengers will be able to use the Plaza Premium Lounge initially. There will be a King David Lounge at Terminal 4, however this will open towards the end of the year according to El Al.
El Al operates two flight pairs LY315/LY316 and LY317/LY318 to Heathrow, as well as operating services to London Luton Airport forming a total of 11 return flights a week.
Terminal 1 continues to be more of a ghost town than not, with just two airlines now left behind – TAM and British Airways.
The final moves have been confirmed by Heathrow Airport:
- TAM is due to move to Heathrow Terminal 3 on the 27 May
- British Airways Mid-Haul services to Amman, Baku, Beirut and Cairo will move on 3oth June to Terminal 5
- British Airways Short-Haul services to Bilbao, Hanover, Luxembourg, Lyon and Marseille will move on 3oth June to Terminal 3
All being well, after 30th June 2015, Terminal 1 will be a ghost town, and the shutters will roll down on after being for 46 years.
I’ve had many a happy… and unhappy memory going through Terminal 1 in the past – and in a way, I’ll miss the place.
But change is a part of the world – and whilst Heathrow battles to get another runway, it also needs to look at its ageing infrastructure, which Terminal 1 is part of.
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