Airport operator Heathrow has said it will keep Terminal 4 closed until the end of next year as the pandemic continues to affect travel.
The company said passenger numbers at the airport fell 88% in November “as travel restrictions and a second lockdown took their toll”.
Based on forecasts and current traffic, it said it would extend the closure of Terminal 4 until the end of 2021.
Heathrow shut the terminal in May during the first national lockdown.
It led to airlines such as Air France, Etihad and KLM moving to Terminal 2.
Separately, Rolls-Royce, the engineering group that make engines for commercial planes, said it expected air travel to “recover slowly” in the first half of next year before an improvement in the second six months as more people receive Covid vaccinations.