Impact on Travelers
When an airport closes a terminal, it is bound to have a significant impact on travelers. On top of the potential for turning up at the wrong terminal, it also spells out that in future many different routes may suffer, with fewer flights per day operational as more airlines compete for fewer facilities than they are used to. Should the number of travelers pick up, it could also lead to congestion in the terminal and longer waits, with the dreaded prospect of delayed flights a possibility.
The decision to end the duty-free shopping and VAT refund is certain to make the UK a more expensive and less-attractive proposition for foreign travelers, and might see tourist numbers fall.