Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017
Breaking all previous monthly records, Heathrow Airport welcomed more than 7.53 million passengers last month, which upto 1.2 per cent on last July.
The meant the airport averaged at about 243,000 passengers – or the equivalent of the population of Plymouth – every day.
The trade and tourism through Heathrow Airport climbed high in the summer season at the fastest rate ever recorded at the UK’s largest port – up 15 per cent to 143,000 tonnes in the month of July.
Heathrow Chief Executive, John Holland-Kaye said that the global gateway of Britain is hard at work this summer holiday season, July was the best month in Heathrow’s history.
Heathrow Airport has more passengers than ever and trade is growing at the fastest rate ever recorded. Heathrow Airport is helping Britain to show the world is open for business.
American Airlines boosted the number of cargo volumes by a huge 44 per cent in July, driving growth in trade with North America, while East Asia saw a 14 per cent uplift on the back of strong growth to China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Heathrow Airport continues to work closely with the private and the governmental airlines and has made good progress towards meeting the government’s challenge to deliver the expansion with the charges close to current levels, while delivering all local commitments and the global connections that Britain needs to have.