Heathrow at a crossroads: where next for the world’s busiest airport?

Nestled in the outskirts of London, Heathrow Airport began life 83 years ago as a modest facility for testing and assembling aircraft. It didn’t serve commercial flights until a decade and a half later, when the conclusion of World War II made it available to civil purposes, but since then it has rapidly grown in importance to become one of the world’s preeminent transport hubs. Like the centerpiece in a global matryoshka doll, Heathrow can be found at the heart of many overlapping spheres of interest. It’s the nexus of transatlantic business and trade, the landing spot for millions of tourists every year, and the departure point for British royalty and subjects alike.

Heathrow’s unplanned beginnings and burgeoning popularity…

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