Heathrow rebuild not on target for 2012 London Olympics - Heathrow Airport News

Airport news for Heathrow on 04/09/2008.

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BAA, the operator of Heathrow Airport, has said that it is hopeful that work on the two terminals with be at least partially completed by 2012, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph.

The delays in construction are partly due to the botched opening of Heathrow’s new Terminal 5 earlier this year. BAA has said it is moving ahead with the construction of a second, much-needed building at Terminal 5, pushing the completion two years ahead of the original schedule, the Telegraph report continued.

Officials in the opposition party continue to be critical of the performance of the airport operator.

"The performance of Heathrow will play a major part in determining whether the 2012 Olympics are a success or not and we need a much higher quality of customer service from BAA than we have had over recent months," stressed the Tories’ transport spokesperson, Theresa Villiers.

BAA is currently facing a ruling by the UK’s Competition Commission in which it may well be forced to sell Gatwick and Stansted airport, to making prices more competitive and to improve service to its customers.

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