“(15+) Kilometers of Stainless Hand and Foot rail systems”. “(11) Luggage Reclaim Carousels”. “(4,000+) Airport Seats”. “(5) Complete Airbridges (In storage)”. That’s the inventory for the sale of this summer; the entire contents of Heathrow Terminal 1 is being plucked out and sold off.
But what kind of people buy up bits of an airport?
There are two categories of buyer. The first is other airports — those that are not necessarily first world or Western.”
“The other assets,” says Gray, “are memorabilia. Signs, clocks… someone who used to work in immigration and wants to own their old desk.”
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