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Heathrow welcomes 6.5m passengers in March

Heathrow welcomes 6.5m passengers in March

Heathrow’s passenger numbers continued to climb in March, with over 6.5 million travellers passing through the airport.

The figure marked the 29th consecutive month of growth for the south-east England airport.

Notable spikes in the previous month included St Patricks and Mother’s Day, and suggest attitudes towards travel remain strong despite ongoing uncertainty around Brexit.


Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, said: “Despite Brexit uncertainty, Heathrow remains a bright light for the UK, with the role we play in keeping people and products moving evident.

“Our new domestic connections will be pivotal in linking more regions and nations to global opportunities, benefiting all corners of this great country and we look forward to announcing many more of these as part of the expansion programme.”

Africa performed especially well over the past month at Heathrow, with passenger numbers increasing by 6.2 per cent compared to the same time last year.