Mornings at Heathrow Airport
Apologies for the lack of posts recently. Super busy two weeks at working at London Heathrow Airport and BBC Radio London and been fighting this bug that everyone seems to have had. Hey ho!
Worked my first early shift in a while today at London Heathrow Airport which reminded me how busy Terminal 3 is in the early morning as the Asian and Transatlantic rush arrives each morning. Virtually very stand occupied with at least four aircraft remotely parked due to lack of gate space.
To explain, it is not unusual on the way in to work to see Cathay Pacific, Qantas and Virgin Atlantic aircraft dotted around the ramps and remotely parked between Terminal 2 and 3 being catered, cleaned and serviced for flights later in the day. These aircraft are normally then towed back to a gate roughly an hour before departure for fuelling and of course crew and passengers.
Here’s a quick snap of one of Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A330’s G-VKSS “Mademoiselle Rouge” about to depart for the sun drenched beaches of Miami.
Sorry about the American interloper in the background!