2012-08-08 — /travelprnews.com/ — 204,000 passengers are expected to travel through Heathrow today – 106,217 of which are departures. More than 1300 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from Heathrow today, with around 200 arriving.
204,000 passengers are expected to travel through Heathrow today – 106,217 of which are departures. More than 1300 members of the Games Family* are expected to leave from Heathrow today, with around 200 arriving.
We are expecting some showers this morning but there is no expected impact to the Heathrow operation.
Media rooms are open in all of our terminals together with media assistants to help with enquiries. The rooms all have free Wi-Fi and ISDN facilities for journalists. There are also media zones by each terminal’s arrivals barrier for media to wait for arriving Games competitors. Any media wishing to work at Heathrow between 11th July and 12th September should register at www.heathrowairport.com/media2012. Passes should be picked up at media rooms when media arrive each day.
*Games Family includes athletes, coaches, officials and accredited media.
- Heathrow Airport media centre
- +44 (0)20 8745 7224
As Official Host Airport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Heathrow will facilitate the journeys of around 80 per cent of the several hundred thousand spectators expected to attend the Games as well as more than 10,000 athletes.
It will be business as usual for 19 million passengers expected to use the airport to travel for business, fly home or on holiday between July and September. The airport has therefore put a number of initiatives in place to bring the excitement and visual spectacle of the Olympics directly to them.
A full schedule of all planned events can be found by visiting:
Media with London 2012 accreditation during the Games period will be entitled to free Heathrow Express travel – just show your pass on board the train.