From tomorrow, December 8, 2010, Qatar Airways moves its operations at London Heathrow, its biggest European destination, to Terminal 4 which also houses most of SkyTeam alliance members.
T4 has undergone a massive multi-million pound facelift, and the airline’s passengers will benefit from a dedicated spacious check-in area in the terminal’s Zone A.
Qatar Airways First and Business Class passengers and Gold and Silver Privilege Club card holders will be able to access the terminal’s Skyteam lounge.
Qatar Airways recently introduced its flagship Boeing 777 aircraft on the London Heathrow Doha route. Qatar Airways currently operates six daily flights between the UK and Qatar – four daily from London Heathrow; and one each from London Gatwick and Manchester.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said that the airline’s new services at T4 will be further enhanced as the airline plans to open a dedicated lounge for its premium passengers by the second half of 2011. However, a decision on whether Privilege Club members not flying in a premium class, will be invited to use the lounge, has not yet been finalised.
At the airline’s home base at Doha, the Premium Terminal is reserved exclusively for premium class passengers while Privilege Club members have separate lounges in the regular terminal.