Heathrow sees record passenger numbers in early 2018

Heathrow sees record passenger numbers in early 2018

An all-time record of 60.5 million passengers have travelled through Heathrow so far in 2018.

The airport also recorded robust financial performance, as revenues climbed 2.3 per cent to £2,211 million on the back of higher demand to fly and strong retail spend.

The results will support an additional £555 million of investment into the airport.

Adjusted EBITDA climbed 1.9 per cent to £1,372 million.

John Holland-Kaye, chief executive of Heathrow, said: “With the outcome of Brexit negotiations unknown, strong businesses like Heathrow must stand up to support Britain’s economy.

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“We will expand Heathrow to boost Britain’s global trade for decades to come, and we are proud to protect Britain’s small and medium businesses by maintaining our 30-day payment terms for all of our suppliers.

“No matter how small, suppliers should have confidence that they will be paid on-time for their services, and we call on other businesses to follow our lead.”