Work continues apace on Terminal 2, Heathrow’s latest addition intended to open in early 2014.

The £2.5bn structure is expected to carry 20 million passengers to London a year, with additional elements to be completed by 2019 boosting the number of passengers to 30 million.

One of the unique aspects of Terminal 2 is its three-waved roof, measuring some 54,000 square foot, designed specifically for providing travellers with an easier method to find their way around with check-ins, security and departures clearly marked in an innovative way.

The boat has also been pushed out for the terminals departure lounge. A stylish 1,500 seater lounge has been created with 15 metre high windows, perfect for planespotters or those just wanting to capture unique views of the airport. If you are lucky enough to fly in business class, there is also a dedicated 3,000 square metre lounge provided, again with great views of arriving and departing flights, as well as the usual menagerie of shops, bars and restaurants.

However, it hasn’t all been plain sailing for Terminal 2, with numerous petitions from local Heathrow residents claiming that the additional air traffic will cause disruption excess noise. Despite this, the development of the terminal is good news for travellers flying with airlines belonging to the Star Alliance – Air Canada, Thai Airways International and Lufthansa are just some of the airlines whose planes will be docking at the new terminal once construction is complete.

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