A £29.5 million extension to the international departure lounge in the South Terminal was opened, offering more seating, shops and restaurants. A further extension was developed for the North Terminal departure lounge in 2001, costing £35 million.
North Terminal International Departures Lounge and the first phase of the new South Terminal International Departures Lounge opened.
HM The Queen officially opened the North Terminal. A second pier was opened at the North Terminal in 1991.
Following the passing of the Airports Act, the British Airports Authority was dissolved and all its properties, rights and liabilities were passed to a new company, BAA. BAA was privatised and floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1987.
The British Airports Authority was established and assumed ownership of Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Prestwick airports.