Rather interesting Heathrow facts
Did you know that the first flight to take off from London Airport as Heathrow used to be called was to Buenos Aires via Lisbon? It took off on January 1 1946, the day the Ministry of Civil Aviation officially began running the still uncompleted facilities.
Did you know that together, Heathrow’s two runways now stretch for 4.7 miles? In the 1950s the airport in fact had six runways arranged in a rough Star of David pattern, though all were shorter than the modern ones.