Sir Richard Branson’s airline, Virgin Atlantic, unveiled plans to provide a drive-through airport check-in for passengers at Heathrow airport’s Terminal 3 yesterday. Financial Times

Virgin said the new facility, designed by architect Foster & Partners, would be in place by the end of the year.

Passengers in Virgin’s Upper Class section will be taken in chauffeur-driven cars up a curved ramp on to an area in the heart of the terminal building.