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Some interesting facts about the new terminal at Heathrow:

- Terminal 5 is five times the size of BA’s current long-haul hub, Terminal 4
- The new Heathrow will be the fifth largest airport in Europe, with the capacity to handle 90m passengers
- T5 will have the first Prada store in a British airport and the first Tiffany boutique in a European airport. A Paul Smith Globe store will offer one-off clothes and accessories
- Shortly after T5 opens, Terminal 1 will close, Terminal 2 will be demolished and rebuilt as Heathrow East, and Terminal 3 will be redesigned and refurbished. The total cost of the work, expected to be completed by 2012, will be almost £8 billion
- An innocuous white door on the right just after the long-haul security check is a fast access to BA’s first-class lounge. It is for ‘VVIPs’ – the Queen and the prime minister – only
- There will be no McDonald’s or Burger King in Terminal 5 when it opens – but there will be a Starbucks coffee shop

Hat tip: George

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