Heathrow is one of the World’s largest and busiest airports. Around 90 airlines use Heathrow as their operational hub, operating flights to over 180 destinations in 90 countries. It is popular for holiday makers and business trips alike. As the largest airport service London, many large businesses and small business managers use the airport for their business trips. Because of the large number of flights, you can often see Heathrow airport holding paths over Central London and the Epping part of the M25 in Essex.
Heathrow consists of five terminals. For terminals 1-3, you should leave the M25 at Junction 14 and take the M4 for one junction. For travel to terminals 4 and 5, you can go directly via the M25.
Terminal 1 is for all of Heathrow’s UK and Ireland flights operate from this terminal as well as some flights to long haul destinations and Europe. Terminal 2 terminal caters for European destinations as well as some long haul destinations whilst Terminal 3 is used for long haul operators are the bulk users of this terminal, although some flights to Europe also operate from here.
Terminal 4 has undergone major changes because it was the main terminal for British Airways, who have almost exclusively taken possession of the new state-of-the-art Terminal 5.
If you intend to travel by car to Heathrow Airport, sufficient time should be allotted as it is served by the busy M4 andM25 motorways. Sufficient car parking is available at all terminals, but we recommend booking parking in advance. This could also save you money on car parking costs.
London Heathrow is truly an International airport and the millions of passengers who use this airport each and every year, represent nationalities from all corners of the globe.
Although London by name, Heathrow is not actually situated in the Capital. London Heathrow is approximately 20 miles from the centre of London and this needs to be taken into account when getting to the airport. Getting to the airport is relatively easy by all means of transport. London Underground (Tube) trains on the Piccadilly line go direct to the airport, taking about an hour and costing approximately £5. If you had planned to stay in a hotel the night before your flight, a Hotel Hoppa bus service operates from most of the major hotels surrounding the airport, priced at £3 each way. Services run every 15 minutes through most of the day.
Businesses that send staff abroad will often have to ensure their employment contracts cover health and medical care and travel insurance for work. When a company launches an international operation, it needs to consider the costs of employment costs, additional administration and the costs to implement the changes for UK employees as well. A specialist employment law solicitor solicitor in London will be able to advice on legal contract changes for existing staff and draw up employment contracts for staff that need to travel abroad for work.
One way to find a London employment law specialist is through your business network of contacts or a business networking group. Groups such as BNI and 4networking are heavily invested in London and are good at website promotion. If you are interested in business networking, you can search for a local group, such as the Smart Networking Business networking group in Essex, North London or Heathrow area.
Heathrow airport has to constantly promote itself ahead of other airports both to business suppliers and clients (such as airports, transportation companies, holiday companies and catering companies) as well as to the public. Promotion is vital to ensure the airport remains popular ahead of rivals such as Gatwick, Luton and Stanstead airports. One way that it promotes itself is through innovative online and website promotion.