Heathrow Airport to create new Olympics terminal
Friday, October 14, 2011
LONDON (AP) -- London's Heathrow Airport will create a special terminal for Olympic athletes and coaches to fly out of Britain after the end of the games.
Around 10,000 athletes and support staff will go through the "Special Games Terminal" in the three days after the closing ceremony on Aug. 12, 2012.
Nick Cole, who is running Heathrow Airport's Olympic plans, said Friday that the day after the closing ceremony is expected to be the airport's busiest day ever.
The temporary terminal will only be used by Olympic athletes and their staff but is designed to minimize disruption for all passengers traveling through Heathrow at that time. Cole said the security checks will be the same as for all passengers.