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Monday 14th of December 2015
November was a successful month for Heathrow Airport in many different ways. The Airport welcomed 5.58 million passengers through its doors, a figure which is up by 2% compared to the same period in 2014 and makes it the airport’s busiest November to date.
The growth in passenger numbers is due to larger, fuller aircraft taking off from the airport, with load factors and passengers per aircraft rising. Heathrow Airport only saw a small change in passenger numbers from the recent incidents in Europe and the Middle East, with less than a 1% impact. During the month, passenger volumes were strong to Mexico, China and the Middle East.
Furthermore, London Heathrow Airport have been rallying support for its proposed third runway expansion and have so far got 37 UK airports on board. In order to show unity, business leaders and trade unions have urged the government not to delay the Heathrow Airport expansion.
John Holland-Kaye, CEO of London Heathrow Airport said:
“The message to the Prime Minister this week is clear – expand Heathrow and unlock growth across the country. Businesses and unions, regions and local communities, politicians from all parties want certainty and to get on with Heathrow’s new plan.
We’re ready to deliver the hub capacity this country needs – we will work with the government to make it happen.”