Airport posts record December

Heathrow saw its busiest ever December with 5.93 million passengers choosing to travel through the airport over the festive season, an increase of 2.4% on December 2013.

The growth was driven again by larger, quieter aircraft, with seats per aircraft and passengers per aircraft rising. Growth continued from emerging markets, increasing 15.1% to China, 10.9% to Mexico and 4.0% to the Middle East & Central Asia.

Cargo volumes saw strong growth of 6.2% overall, including increases of 33.5% to Mexico, 29.4% to Brazil, 15% to Turkey and 11.2% to India.

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