Busy September for Heathrow Airport traffic takes records to a new high!

Heathrow Airport saw almost 7 million passengers pass through their doors in September, taking their overall traffic to 77.43 million, surpassing 2016 and creating a new all time record.

New figures released in mid-October highlight how overall traffic is on a 2% increase, with Latin American destinations being the extremely favourable with a 9.3% increase on flights compared to 2016. Part of this success can be attributed to British Airways and its enticing new route offers to Santiago, Chile at the beginning of the year. However it’s not just the big dogs that take credit for this; regional airline FlyBe also added 20,000 extra passengers single-handedly to its services within the UK in September.

Andthe records don’t stop there. Cargo levels are also on the rise as Heathrow saw great performance with a 14th consecutive month of growth. 140,000 metric tonnes of goods and luggage passed through the airport in September, causing an 11.5 per cent increase in the value of trade for the month.

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye commented: “September has been another remarkable month for Heathrow, with passenger and cargo volumes hitting new highs.

We are pleased that the Civil Aviation Authority has recognised the progress we and our airline partners have made on delivering Heathrow expansion affordably, so that airport charges can be kept close to current levels.
Together, we will deliver expansion in a way that meets the needs of passengers, local communities and investors and get the British economy moving in the early years of Brexit.”

Travel to long-haul destinations also saw a great leap of 8.1%, subsequently pushing cargo levels handled by the airport up by 27.3%.

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