7.05 million people passed through Heathrow Airport
in August, reaching a record high for the 'London hub'
that, for the first time in its history, recorded over 7 million passengers in one month.. This figure represents an increase of 1.3% in passenger traffic compared with August 2013.
Another highlight was the record reached on 17 August: this was the date of the most passenger traffic in its history
, managing to serve 241,412 users in one day. The number of passengers per plane rose last month by 1.7% to reach 171.8, while the load factor increased 1% to be placed at 83.7%.
Highlights concerning the emerging markets include passenger traffic with Mexico,
which grew in August by 15.3%, with China by 9.3% and with India by 3.7%. In addition, freight traffic at Heathrow also grew by 7.5% overall, with Turkey
being the leader of the group with an increase of 58%, ahead of Russia, Brazil and Mexico, whose trade flows from the airport grew by around 30%. These figures highlight the importance of the expansion of airport capacity in the medium term to serve a growing demand.