London Heathrow Airport often referred to as Heathrow, is the third busiest airport in the world, after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Chicago O’Hare.
Heathrow, however, handles more international passengers than any other airport. Heathrow is the United Kingdom’s busiest and best-connected airport, as well as being Europe’s largest.
It has two parallel main runways running east-west and four terminals. A new terminal, Terminal 5, is under construction and there are plans to redevelop or rebuild other terminals.
Heathrow Airport has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.
Heathrow is situated at the edge of Greater London. It is surrounded by built-up areas to the north (Harlington, and Cranford), to the east (Hounslow and Hatton), and to the south (East Bedfont and Stanwell). To the west the M25 motorway separates the airport from Colnbrook in Berkshire.