Published on : Monday, August 12, 2019
Heathrow Airport welcomed 7.75 million passengers in July. The busiest airport of U.K. managed 46 million passengers so far in 2019 – a rise of 1.4 per cent last year for the same period. Heathrow Airport said it is on track to serve 81 million passengers this year for the first time.
New flights to Newquay, Isle of Man and Guernsey that were announced this summer continue to boost domestic passenger numbers – up by 3.6 per cent this month. Africa saw the highest long-haul passenger growth, up by 5.2 per cent. Over 130,000 metric tonnes of cargo including vital pharmaceuticals, technical equipment and Scottish salmon, passed through Heathrow in July.
London Heathrow Chief John Holland-Kaye said that the expansion at the airport will not come at a cost to the environment, which is why they are working with the industry and government to develop environmental targets that will ensure growth is managed sustainably both now and with expansion. The masterplan for the U.K.’s newest runway is set to be finalized within 18 months’ time.
Heathrow launched a new bus and RailAir service from Guildford to Heathrow, adding to the range of public transport options available to passengers and colleagues to get to the airport by sustainable means. The new service has already taken hundreds of vehicles off the road since launching.
The airport collaborated with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to unveil a unique, hand-made 12 m squared Botanical Tapestry, depicting global flora in intricate and colourful detail.
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