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New Heathrow venue for Wetherspoon

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JD Wetherspoon has announced it will launch a sixth venue at Heathrow Airport. 

The Flying Chariot will be located in the new Terminal 2 building - named the Queen's Terminal - which is due to be opened in June 2014, Caterer and Hotelkeeper reports. It will be the sixth outlet the company has at the London transport hub. 

John Hutson, Wetherspoon chief executive, commented: "Our pubs have enjoyed great success across the airport and we are delighted to have been chosen to open a Wetherspoon pub within this major development."

He said the Flying Chariot will "stand out from the crowd" due to having a number of original design features.

"We believe that the pub will be a major asset to the UK’s hub airport," Mr Hutson added.

The design of the venue will be based on the control tower at Heathrow Airport and offer views of the runway and boarding gates from fixed telescopes. It will cost £1.3 million to install and create 50 jobs.

Muriel Zingraff, Heathrow retail director, welcomed the news. "The Flying Chariot will be a striking feature for Terminal 2 and a wonderful way for departing passengers to start their journey from Heathrow," she stated.

Ms Zingraff claimed the outlet will serve as a celebration of the airport's past and people's enthusiasm for travel by plane.

Wetherspoon is not the only company to be working on a new venue at the Terminal 2 building, as Giraffe and the Restaurant Group have joined forces to develop a restaurant at the facility. 

Catering equipment will be installed at the Wondertree outlet, which will be the largest eaterie in the terminal with cover for 210 people. Diners at the venue will be able to look out at the airfield and choose from either a self-service area or a casual sit down cafe.

Wondertree will make the most of modern technology, with contactless payment and tablet menus set to feature.ADNFCR-16001031-ID-801617890-ADNFCR

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