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Heathrow celebrates its 75th birthday as a commercial airport


London’s Heathrow Airport is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a commercial gateway.

Since opening for civilian aviation in 1946, Heathrow has welcomed over 2.5 billion passengers through its doors and has played host to some of Britain’s most memorable moments ranging from the Beatles returning to the UK as global superstars in 1964; to the arrival of Her Majesty the Queen onto sovereign soil for the very first time as the reigning monarch.

Heathrow CEO, John Holland Kaye, said: “Over the past 75 years Heathrow has undergone an incredible transformation, from a once military airport, to a national asset and globally recognised brand.

“As we cast our eyes forward to the next 75 years, I look forward to watching Heathrow recover from its worst year to grow from strength to strength, protecting the benefits of aviation for future generations to come.”



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