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Heathrow 3 upgrade completed. (Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3)

London-A 4-year, [British pounds]110 million refurbishment of Terminal 3 at Heathrow (HAL), the main London airport, has been completed, increasing the annual passenger capacity of the facility by 2 million to 10 million. At peak times, the airport expects to process 2,800 departing and 3,1 00 arriving passengers an hour.

Terminal 3, which is used by 30 overseas-based long-haul airlines, including Pan Am, TWA, Qantas, Saudia, Singapore, Thai International and Varig, was opened in 1962 as the Oceanic Building, for all intercontinental flights. In 1986, British Airways moved out and into then-new Terminal 4 and the work of updating Terminal 3, which was beginning to show its age, began. …

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