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South African Airways one step closer to move to Terminal 2

South African Airways one step closer to move to Terminal 2    Plane21The new Terminal 2 threw open its doors to welcome its first passengers yesterday, marking the start of a new travel experience for the passengers who pass through Heathrow every year.South African Airways one step closer to move to Terminal 2    trans

South African Airways operations are scheduled to begin from Terminal 2 on October 22.

United is the first airline to move in to the new facility, known as Terminal 2 | The Queen’s Terminal for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. All 23 Star Alliance airlines operating at Heathrow will move over the next six months; the first time all member airlines will be collocated at the airport.   The first flight to arrive at the new terminal was United’s service UA 958 from Chicago, which landed ahead of schedule.

Move dates for the remaining 22 airlines have been carefully planned to ensure that each group of airlines has time to embed its operations before the next set of carriers moves in.

Air Canada, Air China and ANA will be the next new occupants, transferring their operations to T2 from June 18. In July, Aegean, EVA Air, THAI, and Turkish Airlines will move in, together with Avianca – which will launch a service between London and Bogota on July 4.

After a break for the European summer holiday period, moves will resume in September with EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines and Singapore Airlines. Then finally, October sees the arrival of Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, South African Airways, SWISS and TAP Portugal. Together they operate over 121 flights per day to 45 destinations in 25 countries.

SAA currently operates double daily direct flights from Heathrow Terminal 1 to Johannesburg, connecting to over 30 destinations within Southern Africa. The airline has built an outstanding reputation for punctuality, winning the Flight Stats Award for the Most on Time Airline in the World twice during 2013.

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