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.