achieved a record number of passengers this July –7.20 million passengers- and the last day of July was its busiest ever day with over 254,000 passengers passing through the airport.
The increase in passenger figures was driven in part by strong traffic to emerging markets. Traffic to Mexico was up by 29.5%, to the Middle East 13.3% and China 13.7%.
Heathrow also put the growth in volume of passenger traffic down to the “larger, quieter aircraft” in use. Seats per aircraft increased 2.3% to 209.6 while passengers per aircraft rose 4.1% to 175.6; Due to the high passenger demand both to and from the airport, Heathrow has introduced a number of new aircraft and the airport is in fact one of the most popular in the world for airlines using A380s.. Heathrow also has a record number of Dreamliners, the industry leading aircraft up to 20% more fuel efficient and 20-25% quieter.
Furthermore, cargo volumes at Heathrow, the UK’s biggest port by value, recorded growth of 3.2% over the past 12 months, with increases to notable emerging markets including 41.3% to Mexico, 26.3% to Turkey, 18.6% to Brazil, 10.7% to India;
For more about Britain's busiest airport take a look at ITV’s Heathrow series
and stay tuned for series 3 which started filming in September