Ever wanted your own airport? Here's your chance

Heathrow gate sign.
You could board at gate six no matter where you are. Photo credit: CAGP.

Heathrow Airport in London is demolishing one of its terminals and is putting all of its contents up for auction.

Among the items for sale are 100 check-in desks, security scanners, baggage carousels, departure boards and clocks.

The terminal was opened in 1969 by Queen Elizabeth II and closed in 2015 to make way for the larger terminal 2.

Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne leaving Heathrow for New Zealand in 1970.
Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne leaving Heathrow for New Zealand in 1970. Photo credit: Getty Images

Until its closure the terminal processed up to 9 million passengers a year.

The company that's hosting the auction is well aware of its global appeal so plans to set up a live stream of the auction with bids allowed to be made online from anywhere in the world.

The auction takes place on April 22 at a hotel next to Heathrow Airport and is expected to be filled with plane and aviation enthusiasts, operators of smaller airports after some cheap new security equipment and owners of bars and clubs who fancy adding an airline theme to their establishment, or just want to buy a whole lot of seats.

Would you ever bid on something from an airport? What would it be?

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