Heathrow and Star Alliance mark 10 years of T2

Posted on 5 June, 2024 by Advance 

Heathrow Terminal 2 is celebrating its 10-year anniversary together with the member airlines of Star Alliance, marking a decade at their T2 home at Heathrow Airport.
Image courtesy Star Alliance

The Queen’s Terminal has served as the base for 23 Star Alliance member airlines, facilitating smooth transfers and operations for
over 15 million passengers every year, representing nearly 20% of the available seat capacity from the airport.

In celebration of the occasion, Theo Panagiotoulias, Star Alliance Chief Executive Officer said: “Heathrow stands as a vital hub for our member airlines. With our collective offerings at the shared terminal, we're proud to facilitate seamless experiences for thousands of
passengers daily. On behalf of our member airlines, I extend gratitude to Heathrow for its decade-long support, enabling superior traveller experiences every day and for years to come.”

Under the 'Move Under One Roof' strategic initiative, Star Alliance consolidated its member airlines at a single location in 2014, establishing a true alliance hub. This initiative enables passengers to easily connect between Star Alliance member airlines, significantly
streamlining airport operations and enhancing the experience.

Ross Baker, Chief Customer Officer, Heathrow said: “Heathrow is delighted to celebrate a decade of delivering excellent service to passengers travelling through Terminal 2, previously voted ‘Best Terminal in the World’ at the World Sky Awards by Skytrax.

"In collaboration with our partner airlines, including Star Alliance and its member airlines, we have seen almost 73 million passengers travel through Terminal 2’s doors and enjoy the world-class retail and food and beverage options available.

"Reaching this landmark is an opportunity for us to enjoy looking back on a decade of achievements, while also looking ahead to the next 10 years as we continue to create an extraordinary airport that is fit for the future.”

Customers are welcomed by the prominent Star Alliance branding positioned above the airline check-in counters at Departures in T2. From Terminal 2, 23 Star Alliance airlines – Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines and United - currently offer 124 flights a day to 44 destinations in 23 countries.