Heathrow Airport sees passenger numbers increase eightfold year-on-year

Heathrow announced passenger numbers were at 79% of pre-coronavirus levels last month. Some 5.3 million people passed through West London Airport in May.

Although this is around a fifth below the total for the same month in 2019, it represents an almost eightfold increase from May last year when the UK’s Covid-19 travel restrictions were in place. in place. Terminal 4, which was closed due to the virus crisis, reopens on Tuesday before the summer peak.

It will initially be used by 30 airlines. Heathrow is one of many UK airports that have seen long queues in recent weeks as the aviation sector struggles to cope with rising travel demand amid staff shortages .

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Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: ‘I am extremely proud of the way my team has worked with airlines and other partners to ensure passengers get away during the mi – Mandate of the Jubilee. We continue to make good progress with our capacity expansion plans and are working closely with airlines and government to maintain the balance between supply and demand as we grow to that passengers can travel through Heathrow this summer with confidence.

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