Heathrow announced today that it had the busiest September ever on record with 6.77 million passengers travelling though the airport on 40,292 flights!
Other Important Highlights related to traffic and businesses at Heathrow in September are:
- Carriers continue to benefit from the new A380s. Within emerging markets, the volume of passengers were strong particularly to Mexico, which was increased to 16.5%, China to 11.9% and the Middle East which was up 7.2%.
- Larger and quieter aircrafts continue to drive the growth of passengers at Heathrow. Passengers per aircraft increased 1.2% while seats per aircraft increase 2% to 208.9
- New independent analysis of Airports Commission Data has revealed that Heathrow’s expansion would surcharge the Government’s plan for the Northern Powerhouse. This will result in 95,000 new jobs in the manufacturing sector, 85% of which will be outside of London and the South East. This expansion will drive to re balance the economy of UK by creating more links to growing markets.
- UK’s biggest port by value, Heathrow, saw a growth in cargo volumes up 1.4% over the past 12 months, with notable increases to emerging markets which include 36% to Mexico, 25% to Turkey, 13% to Brazil and 5% to India.
- Road vehicles are a greater contributor to air pollution in London as compared to airport emissions. This was found through data gathered from air quality monitors powered by the government and the local council. A new analysis by DEFRA confirmed that M4 near Heathrow will meet air quality standards of EU by 2020 as a result of the actions being taken.
“Heathrow is ready to build” – CEO John Holland-Kaye
CEO of Heathrow John Holland-Kaye said Heathrow is ready to expand while commenting on these figures.
“With Heathrow expansion, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create 180,000 jobs and provide the future generations with sustainable infrastructure they’ll need to keep Britain at the heart of the world economy”, said Holland-Kaye
“The Chancellor called for Britain to build new roads, railways and runways it needs to prosper. Heathrow is ready to build – Let’s make it happen.”