NEWS New record! Busiest ever year for London Heathrow

Heathrow reinforced its bid for expansion as new figures showed that the hub handled a record 77 million passengers in the year to June.

Heathrow welcomed a record 6.76 million passengers in June, up 2.3 per cent from June 2016, and boosting the number of passengers travelling through the UK’s hub in the past 12 months to 77 million for the first time in history.

The airport also hit a daily record, with 259,917 passengers flying through on June 30th, the airport’s busiest day ever.

Long-haul markets remain strong with passenger numbers to the Middle East and East Asia growing by almost ten per cent and more than five per cent respectively.

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