A sign of the UK aviation industry’s revival was the over 6 million passengers that passed through Heathrow in June, bringing the total for the first half of the year to 25 million. The unprecedented increase in passenger volume over the past four months is comparable to what has occurred over the previous 40 years.
Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “Last month, we saw exponential growth in passenger numbers as nearly six million people got away – the equivalent of 40 years of growth in just four months. I am very proud of the way that our team is rising to the challenge of growth, and giving excellent service to the vast majority of passengers. However, we have already seen times recently when demand exceeds the capacity of the airport, airlines and ground handlers.
“We will review the schedule changes that airlines have submitted in response to the government’s requirement to minimise disruption for passengers this summer and will ask them to take further action if necessary. We want everyone who is travelling through Heathrow to be confident that they will have a safe and reliable journey.”
Heathrow Airport is nominated as Europe’s Leading Airport 2022 by World Travel Awards.