- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Singer Neal Boyd dies after struggle with health issues (6/12/18)1
- Feeding deer in Bollinger, Cape and Perry counties prohibited soon to help curb spread of CWD (6/13/18)7
- Cape man charged with stabbing, killing dog for revenge (6/8/18)9
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)
- New Zaxby's restaurant open in Cape (6/13/18)3
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
British Airways unveils new $8.4 billion terminal in London
LONDON -- British Airways showed off its new terminal at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, a light-flooded, gleaming white modern facility with some of the latest technology, a first-class lounge with a cinema and a five-story-high wall of windows offering a view of Windsor Castle.
Terminal 5 has 112 stores and restaurants and cost $8.4 billion. It took British airports operator BAA seven years to build as part of an effort to improve the world's busiest international airport in time for the 2012 London Olympics. The terminal will handle its first flight March 27.
Robert Boyle, BA's commercial director, told reporters on a tour of the new terminal that the airline cannot afford to have its reputation compromised by inadequacies at Heathrow.
The terminal, designed to make travel easier and more comfortable, features state-of-the-art equipment such as X-ray machines that don't require travelers to remove their shoes and belts. Unmanned check-in kiosks can also screen a passenger's passport or scan a visa.