Heathrow copes with Olympics crowd

London Heathrow - Europe's busiest airport - expects to handle around

250,000 passengers on July 26, including around 125,000 arrivals. Some

1,200 athletes are due to fly into Heathrow as part of around 4,000

Games-related arrivals.

Italian women's volleyball team athletes pick up their luggage as they arrive at London's Heathrow airport to take part at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Members of the Cuban Olympic team arrive at London's Heathrow Airport Monday, July 16, 2012 as London prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Members of the Cuban Olympic team wait for their ride after arriving at Heathrow Airport Monday, July 16, 2012 as London prepares for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

French Olympic canoeist Tony Estanguet talks to the media after arriving at Heathrow Airport Monday, July 16, 2012, as competitors arrive in London during preparations for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

French Olympic canoeist Tony Estanguet talks to the media after arriving at Heathrow Airport Monday, July 16, 2012, as competitors arrive in London during preparations for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Members of the South Korean men gymnastics team arrives at Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, July 16, 2012. Competitors are arriving in London during preparations for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Members of the South Korean men gymnastics team arrives at Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, July 16, 2012. Competitors are arriving in London during preparations for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Olympic athletes

Russian Olympic sailing team athlete Tatiana Bazyuk, centre, and other team members arrive at Heathrow Airport Monday, July 16, 2012, as athletes from all over the world arrive to prepare for the 2012 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Olympic athletes

Members of the Cuban Olympic weightlifting team arrive at Heathrow Airport on July 16, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, coaches and Olympic officials are beginning to arrive in London ahead of the Olympics. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Olympic athletes

Baggage belonging to the Cuban Olympic weightlifting team is transported through Heathrow Airport on July 16, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, coaches and Olympic officials are beginning to arrive in London ahead of the Olympics. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Olympic athletes

Olympic volunteers wait to greet arriving teams at Heathrow Airport on July 16, 2012 in London, England. Athletes, coaches and Olympic officials are beginning to arrive in London ahead of the Olympics. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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