Airport Live

The BBC’s new Airport Live begins next Monday, 17th June, at 8pm on BBC2.

This brand new, one-off program from Heathrow feature a mix of live and pre-recorded coverage. For 4 nights, presenters Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Dallas Campbell will get behind the scenes at the world’s busiest international airport.

Airport LiveCommenting on the show, Dan Snow had this to say : “Air travel has become an everyday luxury that we take for granted, but behind the scenes it’s a fascinating web of processes all precisely managed to maintain equilibrium. Over four nights we’ll get the chance to see how it all works. We’ll take a look at the complex choreography of air traffic control, learn to fly the world’s largest passenger jet, the A380, and discover how weather plays a crucial role in keeping the whole operation running smoothly. Airport Live will be a thrilling journey through the skies and a definitive account of modern air travel.”

British Airways Terminal 5 Check-InAirport Live will mark the most complete exploration of Heathrow’s grounds and skies and will feature a mix of live and pre-recorded footage that will explain how an airport works. BBC Two will go behind the scenes airside; into the heart of the air traffic control tower; onto the tarmac as a plane is turned around for departure; and into the hub of engineering to watch a service on a plane. Everything and everyone is on a deadline and BBC Two will be there to watch this daily race first hand.


Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two, says: “In recent years, BBC Two has enjoyed great success with live events, from Stargazing Live to Volcano Live. Now, in one of our most ambitious broadcasts ever, we’re going behind the scenes at one of the world’s busiest airports. Over four nights, BBC Two will be based at the air traffic control tower, offering a completely unique perspective on how an airport works around the clock.”

 

 

A new one-off show from BBC 2, Airport Live will broadcast live from Heathrow for 4 consecutive nights and will concentrate on aircraft movements, from the moment they enter the airport’s airspace to the moment they leave again.

British Airways HeathrowHeathrow is the 3rd busiest airport in the world in terms of passengers numbers, and the busiest in terms of international passengers, with some 200,000 passengers travelling through its 4 terminals every single day. Slightly less than half of all those passengers will be flying with British Airways.

Heathrow Terminal 5 view of runwayThe show will be presented by Dan Snow, Anita Rani & Dallas Campbell. Rani & Campbell will mainly focus on the logistics, science and engineering involved while Snow will be based in the air traffic control tower, one of the world’s tallest. Speaking about the new show, Snow had this to say: ‘Air travel has become an everyday luxury that we take for granted, but behind the scenes it’s a fascinating web of processes all precisely managed to maintain equilibrium. Over four nights we’ll get the chance to see how it all works. We’ll take a look at the complex choreography of air traffic control, learn to fly the world’s largest passenger jet, the A380, and discover how weather plays a crucial role in keeping the whole operation running smoothly. Airport Live will be a thrilling journey through the skies and a definitive account of modern air travel.”

No dates have yet been announced for the series although we hope that they hold off until the arrival of British Airways first A380 in July.

British Airways A380