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Exclusive video interview: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is on first flight out of Heathrow Terminal 2

Simon Calder meets the internet entrepreneur at the newly-opened facility

The first flight from Heathrow’s revived Terminal 2 had a celebrity on board: Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia.

But the 47-year-old American had not checked his own website before setting off for the airport – and so did not know his flight, United 123 to Washington DC, was the first departure from the £2.5bn facility. Simon Calder met him at check-in.