Heathrow welcomed a record 5.74 million passengers in January 2017 – 4.2% up on January 2016 – alongside a 4.4% growth in cargo volumes.
Heathrow has seen growth accelerate in recent months, December (+4.4%) and January (+4.2%) saw the fastest year-on-year passenger growth for those months in 6 years.
Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “With record passenger numbers and cargo growth in January, Heathrow continues to serve the UK. We are getting on with our expansion programme, so that we can create the new routes that will deliver the Prime Minister’s vision of a global Britain, as quickly as possible.
“The launch of the Government’s National Policy Statement consultation is a key milestone and we look forward to working with our local communities, airlines and the Government to ensure Heathrow expansion is affordable, sustainable and benefits all of Britain.”