Heathrow's busiest ever month was this August


Heathrow Airport T5 departure lounge
Heathrow experienced its busiest month to date in August, with 7.33 million passengers travelling through the airport, an increase of 4% on August last year. The 2nd of August was the busiest day on record with 257,312 passengers passing through. • Arrival figures for August 2015 were sky high, with 3.75 million passengers landing at the airport • The number of seats per aircraft increased 2.3% on August 2014 to an average of 209.8 and load factors increased by 0.4% to an average of 84%. • Within the emerging markets, cargo volumes were up 8.6% to China, 11.3% to Mexico and 36.9% to Turkey on the previous August. • Polls from Populus show that half of the residents in 12 local constituencies support the expansion of Heathrow whilst 33% oppose it. 57% of those residents feel positive about Heathrow and only 8% have negative feelings towards it. Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “With more local residents supporting Heathrow than opposing it, and with the backing of the Airports Commission, airlines, trade unions and businesses across the country, Heathrow expansion is the right and deliverable solution for the whole of the UK. Every month that we delay is costing our economy £1bn. The Prime Minister has a mandate to give Heathrow the green light - let’s get on with it.”


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