Strong April performance keeps Heathrow on-track for busiest year ever Heathrow welcomed 6.7 million passengers in April, bringing the total for the year so far up to 25.2 million. Last month, airport teams welcomed a daily average of 224,000 passengers, while Friday 19 April saw the airfield’s busiest day since October 2019 with 1,337 flights. East Asian and Middle Eastern routes have seen double-digit percentage increases in passengers. A surge in passengers to Delhi and Mumbai has made these the 6th and 8th most popular destinations so far this year with New York, Dubai and Doha taking the top three spots, respectively. Terminal 2 welcomed its millionth flight on Saturday 27 April with IcelandAir FI454 from Keflavik...
Heathrow passenger numbers hit record - results for the three months ended 31 Mar 2024 Record-breaking start to 2024 – 18.5 million passengers travelled through Heathrow during Q1, more than ever before. The strong performance during what is traditionally a quieter period of the year was in part driven by growth on key business routes like Delhi and Mumbai, strong North American traffic and surging East Asian demand growing 40% versus Q1 2023. The summer getaway is expected to be the busiest on record, and we have a robust operating plan in place to keep the airport running smoothly, even if unnecessary industrial action materialises. Reflecting the strong performance, our 2024 passenger outlook has been bumped up to 82.4 million...
Strong start to the year for Heathrow 6 million people travelled through Heathrow in January, including 196,661 passengers on Blue Monday (15 January) who were seeking a jet-setting start to 2024. 2024 has got off to a smashing start with Heathrow being named the best UK airport for the 3rd consecutive year at the Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards. This accolade is testament to the hard work and dedication of all colleagues across Team Heathrow. 122,255 tonnes of cargo passed through the airport in January as Heathrow unveils its ‘Exporting Excellence’ report, spotlighting exporters from the 12 nations and regions of the UK. As the country’s only hub airport, Heathrow plays a vital role connecting UK exporters to destinations unique...
Strong start to the year for Heathrow 6 million people travelled through Heathrow in January, including 196,661 passengers on Blue Monday (15 January) who were seeking a jet-setting start to 2024. 2024 has got off to a smashing start with Heathrow being named the best UK airport for the 3rd consecutive year at the Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards. This accolade is testament to the hard work and dedication of all colleagues across Team Heathrow. 122,255 tonnes of cargo passed through the airport in January as Heathrow unveils its ‘Exporting Excellence’ report, spotlighting exporters from the 12 nations and regions of the UK. As the country’s only hub airport, Heathrow plays a vital role connecting UK exporters to destinations unique...
Cutting fuel use grows at Heathrow, while Government continues to stall on securing aviation’s greener future image: @elmdon74 Heathrow’s pioneering Sustainable Aviation Fuel scheme will incentivise the use of up to 155,000 tonnes of SAF at the airport in 2024, which targets the equivalent of 341,755 tonnes of carbon cut from flights1 £71m is available to airlines to support the swap to cleaner fuels It comes as Government misses opportunity to back a UK SAF industry at the Autumn Statement, while EU and US markets take off Airlines at Heathrow are anticipated to use record amounts of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) next year as the airport extends its carbon cutting scheme for a third year. In 2024, £71m will be available to...
Heathrow gears up for holiday season as UK’s hub climbs to world’s 4th busiest airport · A busy October with nearly 7 million passengers has helped to prepare us for the peak season of festive travel ahead, with the strong demand to fly from Heathrow propelling the UK’s hub airport to the 4th largest globally · 2.2 million passengers passed through our terminals during the October half-term, with Dubai, New York and Los Angeles proving popular this year. Team Heathrow colleagues provided great service, keeping the airport moving, despite weeks of heavy rain and two named storms · After reopening its borders, Hong Kong became our 12th “millionaire route” for the year, surpassing 1 million passengers and following in the footsteps...
Heathrow delivers strong summer with eyes on future - Results for nine months ended 30 Sept 2023 Heathrow is back at its best after a super summer - Our colleagues welcomed 29 million passengers this summer, taking the total for the first nine months of the year to 59 million. Passenger satisfaction levels have continued to exceed 2022 levels. Britain's hub "the most connected airport” globally - Britain's hub airport reclaimed the crown as "the most connected airport in the world", providing a boost to the country's growth potential and prosperity. With connections to over 214 destinations and more coming on board with flights to Peru and Turkmenistan commencing this winter season, Heathrow connects all of Britain to global growth...
Heathrow’s new CEO plans stronger hub for UK Thomas Woldbye has officially taken over as Heathrow CEO His arrival marks a new chapter for Heathrow that will push innovation in passenger service, sustainability and growth at the airport over the next decade He is spending his first day meeting colleagues across the airport seeing first-hand what goes into making Britain’s hub one of the top 10 airports globally Thomas Woldbye has officially taken the helm of the UK’s hub airport this morning following the departure of former CEO John Holland-Kaye. As a champion of passenger service, sustainability and growth, Thomas’s arrival opens a new chapter in Heathrow’s story after a decade of transformation. On his first day, Thomas is...
Heathrow delivers a super summer getaway for millions 7.5m passengers travelled through Heathrow in August, as we became the London airport of choice for passengers wanting a smooth journey this summer. Passengers checked in more bags than ever before, and our baggage support team went the extra mile to help airline handlers get bags away on time. Passenger satisfaction was higher than pre-pandemic, reflecting the investment the airport, airlines and their ground handlers have made in recruiting and training over 25,000 new colleagues in the last two years. This extra resilience meant that while flights at Heathrow were impacted by the UK-wide air traffic restrictions in August, operations quickly returned to normal. Security wait...

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