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Little Known Facts about Heathrow Airport

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  • The original terminals at Heathrow Airport were built in the centre of the site because air travel was so expensive at the time that it was thought that only chauffeur-driven wealthy people would use Heathrow! They didn’t think there would be a need for much parking!

  • In 1983 over £26.00 million in gold bars were stolen from the Brink’s Mat vault near Heathrow. Hardly any of the gold was recovered and only 2 men were ever convicted of the crime.

  • The first ever European commercial flight of the massive Airbus A380 flew into Heathrow Airport on 18th March 2008.

  • Terminal 5 is as big as Hyde Park and you can fit 50 football pitches inside the main building!

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