London Heathrow Prepares for Olympic Games
London's Heathrow Airport is likely to experience its busiest day in history this August after the conclusion of the Olympic Games as more than 10,000 athletes try to leave at the same time. An expected 140,000 people will be departing Heathrow on August 13th, the day after the Games end. The airport is expecting so much traffic that they are building a temporary terminal to be used solely for checking in athletes and getting them out of London as fast as possible. The airport already operates at capacity and wouldn't possibly be able to handle the extra traffic without the temporary structure. In addition to the athletes, many spectators are expected to be traveling to and from London through Heathrow to watch the Summer Games. Another problem that Heathrow is going to have to deal with is a large amount of athletes that will be carrying firearms to be used in various shooting events. This could cause major backups when it comes to baggage screening and security checkpoints. The airport has been in the news in recent years as residents close-by the airport keep fighting the addition of a 3rd runway and terminal expansion.