After a shaky start, British Airways is confident that Heathrow Terminal 5 is now working well.
As a result, the airline began moving their long haul flights from Terminal 4 on 5 June. During this first phase a quarter of BA flights were moved successfully to the new terminal. Abuja, Bangalore, Beijing, Cairo, Cape Town, Lagos, New York JFK and Phoenix are now all served by T5.
A further 29 intercontinental flights will move into the terminal on 17 September.
These include services to and from Mauritius, Nairobi, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Bahrain, Kuwait, Tel-Aviv, Nassau, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Baltimore, Washington, Dallas, Newark, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto and Mexico City.
Terminal 5 opened disastrously on 27 March 2008 after huge press and public expectation. Problems with the high-tech baggage handling system, staff car parking provision and staff security screening caused flight cancellations, delays and millions of pounds in losses.
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