Heathrow Cracked the 80-Million-Passenger Plateau in 2018

11 January 2019 1:40pm
Heathrow Airport in London

A record 80 million passengers travelled through Heathrow Airport last year, up 2.7 per cent on 2017, with growth boosted by the use of larger and fuller aircraft. Heathrow is one of only seven airports in the world to achieve the milestone.

Over 1.6 million metric tons of cargo travelled through the UK’s largest port by value throughout the year.

Last year, Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority for Heathrow expansion - a project which will bring growth to every corner of the UK.

Since this landmark vote, Heathrow has moved forward in delivering an expanded airport by launching a consultation on airspace streamlining this week.

Some 6.5 million people travelled through Heathrow in December, as passengers made their way home for the holidays or sought winter sun.

Traffic increased by 2.5 percent, making December the 26th consecutive record month.

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