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Take Off at Terminal 5: Sim Local Launches First Departures Store at Heathrow

Updated: May 31, 2022

Sim Local T5 Airside


Sim Local, the largest seller of SIM cards in the UK travel market, today opens a brand-new retail store at Heathrow, Terminal 5.

The new store is located after security, at T5B and will be the first time Sim Local will be able to connect with outbound passengers and help them to avoid roaming charges whilst abroad. Travellers can purchase local SIM cards offering great value mobile data plans from Three, Lycamobile, AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as a range of accessories from Panzer Glass and Skross.

Sim Local already operates four different stores at Heathrow, located in arrivals across Terminals 2, 3 and 5 as well as the Underground walkway, and has a network of SIM card vending machines in all terminals. As countries around the globe ease out of lockdowns, the modern world’s insatiable appetite for travel will return, and Sim Local’s expanded store network will allow them to build back stronger than before.

Andrew McClellan, Chief Operating Officer at Sim Local, comments: “We are thrilled to be launching a brand-new store at Heathrow Terminal 5, to cater to travellers who are flying internationally. This store is our fifth at Heathrow, cementing our strong retail presence here and paving the way for future expansion both domestically and abroad.”

Fraser Brown, Heathrow’s Retail and Property Director said: “As the UK’s front door, we are delighted to welcome long-standing partner Sim Local’s brand-new store into Terminal 5, as international travel recommences. Heathrow strives to provide the best passenger experience in the world and this opening will be a great addition for our outbound passengers, who will be able to stay connected to their loved ones at a lower cost whilst abroad.”

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About Sim Local

Sim Local was founded in 2011 and is one of the world’s largest SIM providers in the travel sector and experts in eSIM technology. The company has a wealth of expertise across the telecoms, retail, and global travel industry, working with affiliate networks across 54 countries and operating airport stores and vending machines providing local network bundles to thousands of intercontinental travellers each year.

About Heathrow

Heathrow is the UK’s only hub airport and one of the world’s top international aviation hubs. The airport is Britain’s largest cargo port, helping to drive British trade growth and assisting the country in the fight against COVID-19, with 46% of the country’s pharmaceutical products imported through Heathrow in 2020. Heathrow is the first UK airport to pass the CAA’s COVID Security Assurance Scheme and has secured the Airport Health Accreditation from the Airports Council International, as a result of investments made to keep the hub airport COVID secure. The airport is currently ranked by passengers as the “Best Airport for Shopping” for 11 years in a row.

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