Monday, August 16, 2010

Heathrow Airport installs ping-pong table

Heathrow Airport has installed a ping-pong table in Terminal Three as part of a scheme across the capital to promote British sport.

For the next month passengers will be able to enjoy a game of table tennis after a good night's sleep in their Heathrow Airport hotel in the terminal's departure lounge.

Some 100 tables have been installed in locations across London, including the London Eye, Tate Britain and the British Library, with the aim of encouraging more people to take up sport ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

Malcolm Robertson, from Heathrow Airport, said: "Ping-pong may have started in the UK, but its popularity around the world makes it the ideal pastime to bring together passengers from all nationalities at Heathrow."

Once the four-week period is up, the table will be donated to a local organisation nominated by Heathrow Airport staff.

Passengers at the London travel hub could be facing further strikes this summer as both airport operator BAA and British Airways staff are in dispute with the Unite union over pay offers.


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