2018 London Heathrow Airport Report: 80 million passengers
In 2018, London Heathrow International Airport has reached a new record for passenger traffic. It reached the 80 threshold of millions of passengers served in a year. Specifically, there were 80 102 000 passengers.
In percentage terms, the increase was 2.7% compared to 2017, when 78 was registered by millions of passengers.
London Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest 7 airports in the world, reaching the 80 threshold of millions of passengers.
It also had a positive evolution in aircraft traffic. They were recorded 475 624 aircraft movements, landings and take-offs. The increase was very small compared to 2017, when there were 474.033 aircraft movements. But there were airplanes with higher transport capacities.
80 million passengers served by London Heathrow Airport
In December, over 6.5 million passengers crossed the threshold, being the 26 consecutive month of growth for the main London airport.
London Heathrow Airport is said to have reached its maximum operating capacity. For several years, there have been discussions about possible expansion plans because there is a risk that they will not be able to cover the market demand.
At one time, British officials were discussing the construction of another airport to take over operations at Heathrow. However, it is much more realistic to plan the expansion of the current airport, a project that has already been voted by Parliament.