Record Number of Passengers Pass Through Heathrow in 2017


London’s Heathrow Airport welcomed a record-breaking 78 million passengers in 2017, a 3.1 per cent increase compared to last year.

The hub also hit a daily record with 259,917 passengers flying through on 30 June, marking its busiest day ever.

Commenting on the news, Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, said: “Heathrow had its best year ever in 2017 helping to strengthen the British economy as the country seeks to redefine its role in the world.

“Our colleagues welcomed 78 million passengers and supported the delivery of record volumes of British trade to markets around the world.

“We’re looking forward to continuing to deliver for Britain in 2018 as we progress our expansion plans.”

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