Record passenger numbers for London airports

Heathrow has reported strong passenger growth for October, up 4.4 per cent on the same month last year.

Almost seven million passengers travelled through the airport, bolstered by the half-term getaway, marking two years of consecutive record monthly volumes for the hub airport.

The increases in passenger numbers are coming from larger and fuller aircraft.

At the same time, London Gatwick has announced that the airport has achieved over four million passengers in the month of October for the first time ever.

Passenger numbers grew two per cent versus October 2017.

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The airport’s long-haul connections continue to grow and were up 12.4 per cent in the month, whilst Gatwick’s cargo tonnage grew 1.6 per cent.

Closer to home, UK passengers jetted off for winter sun with Turkey and north Africa being the destinations of choice.

Passengers to Antalya were 44.5 per cent higher than last year while passengers to Dalaman were up 28.6 per cent.