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Heathrow traffic and business commentary August 2014

Heathrow traffic and business commentary August 2014

11 September, 2014

Categories:
Capacity/Economy
Corporate
Financial
Passengers
Traffic figures

  • A record 7.05 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in August 2014, an increase of 1.3% on August 2013, making it Heathrow’s busiest ever month and the first time the airport has handled more than 7 million passengers in a single month
  • With growth boosted by the summer months, 17th of August also saw Heathrow’s record busiest day, with 241,412 passengers passing through the terminals
  • Larger, fuller aircraft continue to drive passenger numbers at Heathrow. Seats per aircraft increased 0.5% to 205.2, while load factors increased 1 percentage point to 83.7%. Passengers per aircraft rose 1.7% to 171.8
  • Within emerging markets, Mexico was up 15.3%, China was up 9.3% and India was up 3.7%
  • Cargo was up 7.5% overall, increasing 58% to Turkey, 33% to Russia, 32% to Brazil, 30% to Mexico and 16% to China
  • Highlighting the critical role links to emerging markets play in the UK’s long-term sustainable growth, the CBI described Britain’s lack of hub capacity as a “ticking time bomb”, calling on the Airports Commission to deliver a single hub solution as the only way to boost connections with the export markets of tomorrow

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Heathrow Reducing Carbon Footprint and Managing Noise Levels, While Increasing Passenger Numbers

Heathrow Reducing Carbon Footprint and Managing Noise Levels, While Increasing Passenger Numbers

10 September, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Environment
Local Community
Noise

  • Findings indicate that the carbon footprint of the UK’s 18 largest airports (by passenger numbers) – which represent 95% of air passengers – has shrunk by almost 3% in just two years, despite passenger numbers increasing by more than 5% and air traffic by almost 2% during the same period
  • The report encourages further coordination between Government and local planning policy to reduce the impact of noise on local communities

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9 in 10 MPs who back a third runway at Heathrow think it would get parliamentary approval

9 in 10 MPs who back a third runway at Heathrow think it would get parliamentary approval

08 September, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Capacity/Economy
Corporate
Local Community

  • 58% of MPs back a third runway at Heathrow, 13% support a second runway at Gatwick to solve the issue of hub airport capacity
  • 88% of MPs think a successful hub airport is critical to UK economic success
  • 91% of those MPs who back a third runway at Heathrow think it would get parliamentary approval

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Heathrow joins new China tourism campaign

Heathrow joins new China tourism campaign

05 September, 2014

Categories:
Airport (general)
Marketing / Campaigns
Passengers

Heathrow Airport Ltd was today awarded a new Charter mark in recognition of its warm welcome to Chinese visitors.

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