Heathrow welcomes millions to the UK to join the royal celebrations
- 6.4 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in April. There are early indications that passenger growth may be levelling off, with recovery now stable at 93-95% of 2019 levels across each of the first four months of this year.
- We have continued to deliver excellent passenger getaways over Easter and the Coronation, with well over 90% of passengers passing though security in under 10 minutes. Heathrow had a Royal garden party theme for the Coronation, with brass bands playing patriotic tunes, guardsmen in the terminals and free Coronation shortbread. The ceremony was shown in full on the big screens in Terminal 5, with passengers pausing to witness the historic moment.
- The introduction of Loganair flights to the City of Derry and Dundee to Sumburgh and Kirkwall, supported by our discount on landing charges for domestic routes, increases our UK destinations served by 50%. Continued recovery of the East Asia market is expected with departures to 7 Chinese cities recommencing by the end of May.
- We welcome Sustainable Aviation’s roadmap, reaffirming that aviation can grow whilst meeting the UK’s legally binding commitments to net zero carbon by 2050. We echo calls for Government to set out a policy framework to secure Sustainable Aviation Fuel scale up and commercial production in the UK
|Apr 2023||% Change||Jan to Apr 2023||% Change||May 2022 to|
|Asia / Pacific||705||105.1||2,914||144.6||7,271||185.4|
|Air Transport Movements||Apr 2023||% Change||Jan to Apr 2023||% Change||May 2022 to|
|Asia / Pacific||3,138||65.8||12,396||49.3||33,004||36.0|
|Cargo (Metric tonnes)||Apr 2023||% Change||Jan to April 2023||% Change||May 2022 to|
|Asia / Pacific||25,241||3.9||98,115||-16.0||312,969||-22.7|