Heathrow Shuts Down its Terminal 4 Until End of 2021


Heathrow Airport has said it will keep Terminal 4 closed until the end of 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect air travel.

Heathrow said passenger numbers for November were down 88% compared with the same month last year while passenger numbers were down more than four-fifths last month.

Cargo activity was also down by 16 percent below the same month a year earlier which has also affected revenue.

Heathrow said they “calling for targeted, sector-specific government support to protect jobs and help drive the UK’s economic recovery,” amid the imposition of a tourist tax which could further affect their operations.

“2021 should be the year of Britain’s economic recovery. But recent announcements, such as the tourist tax, could be the final nail in the coffin for struggling businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and theatres that rely on inbound tourists, as well as for retailers,” said Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye.

The airport Terminals 3 and 4 have been closed since April and May because of the pandemic are currently while all flights operating from Terminals 2 and 5.

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