The new 270 degree observation deck has a view of the southern runway, the control tower and British Airways’ Concorde. Fixed ipads on the platform show live flight radars so that visitors can identify the aircraft movements in front of them as well as binoculars to get a better view.
Kathryn Leahy, Terminal 4 Director said, ‘We are proud to be opening this viewing facility for passengers. We know that many travellers enjoy plane spotting and we are pleased to be able to provide them with the opportunity to do so once again.’
The new Heathrow viewing platform, located next to gates 15 and 16 was converted from an unused former airline lounge. The observation deck is open to all departing and connecting passengers in Terminal Four during normal operating hours.
There hasn’t been an observation deck at Heathrow since Terminal 2 was closed.