Heathrow turns 70, Twitter celebrates
Heathrow celebrated its 70th anniversary yesterday and Twitter erupted with happy birthday wishes – including a Tweet from British astronaut Tim Peake in space! From airlines,to airports, celebrities, The Red Arrows and more – we’ve compiled some of the great tweets from yesterday below!
70 plaques around the airport launched by Joanna Lumley
British icon Joanna Lumley was on hand to kick-off the celebrations yesterday morning by helping launch 70 plaques around the airport commemorating significant moments at the UK’s hub.
Joanna herself features in the plaque series for her journey to Nepal in 2009, via Heathrow, to campaign for Gurkhas who fought for Britain in World War II, to be allowed to settle in Britain.
We’ve got the full list of plaques, here.
Qantas helps celebrate by giving away 70 flights
This summer, Heathrow will also be marking its 70th anniversary and long-standing relationship with Qantas by offering 70 flights to Sydney, Australia for free. To be in with a chance of getting your hands on one of 35 pairs of tickets available*, share your personal Heathrow story at http://stories.heathrow.com.