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Heathrow Airport Transfers and Chauffeur Car Services
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Our chauffeur driven vehicles include Mercedes E Class, Mercedes S Class and Mercedes Viano (people carrier) or similar.
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Heathrow Airport History
Heathrow airport was originally a private airfield called Great Western Aerodrome, which was in a small village called Heathrow. Terminal 3 is the original location of the village.
In 1943, a proposal was made to build the airport and in order to pacify the public, it was designated as an RAF base.
On the 1st January 1946 the airport was opened In the first year there were 9000 flights serving 18 destinations.
In 2014 it was reported that 73,000,000 passengers travelled through Heathrow.
Terminal 2 was opened by The Queen in 1955 and a further terminal 3 was built, otherwise known as the Oceanic Terminal.
Terminal 1 was built in 1968, Terminal 4 in 1986 and Terminal 5 in 2008.
Heathrow is used by many Airlines including :
- Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air Astana, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air Malta, Air Mairitius, Air New Zealand, Air Seychelles, Air Transat, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Arik Air, ADiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines
- Birman Bangladesh Airlines, BMI, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air
- Cathay Airlines, China Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Continental Airlines. Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Cyprus Turkish Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- Egyptair, El Al, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airlines, EVA Air
- Gulf Air
- Iberia, Icelandair, Iran Air
- Japan Airlines, JAT Airways, Jet Airways
- Kenya Airways, Kinfisher Airlines, KLM, Korean air, Kuwait Airways
- Libyan Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa
- Malaysia Airways, Middle East Airlines
- Olympic Air, Oman Air
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Quantas, Qatar Airways
- Royal Air Maroc, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal Jordanian
- SAS, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Srilankan Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Syrian Air
- TAM, TAP Portuagal, Thai Airways, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines, US Airways, Uzbekistan Airways
- Virgin Atlantic Airways
- Yemen Air
The word Chauffeur comes from the French term for a stoker, because the earliest cars engines were coal fired and had to be stoked. The word stoker in modern terms means “Someone who is employed to feed a furnace as on a steam ship or locomotive.”
Chauffeurs were always personal servants of the vehicle owner, but now there are many chauffeur companies which provide either a driver to drive the employees car or provide a car and driver to drive a customer.
There was a song written by Duran Duran called “The Chauffeur”. The song was from their second album called “Rio”.
The word transfers means to sell, to deliver, to change ownership between parties. This could mean to remove from one place to another, whether this is a person a parcel or an another object.
The word transfer could also be applied to energy, as in “the electrical power was transferred from one place to another.”
Transfer can also be applied to a business situation as in he/she was transferred from the London office to the Manchester office.
When a piece of land is sold it can be known as a transfer of ownership. You can also transfer from one college to another, may be this is for a change of course or career.
The word transfer can also be used in the comment “ He/she was transferred overseas.”
A change from bus to train during a journey can be called a transfer The term airport transfer means the transfer from the airport to either your hotel, your meeting your office or another destination.