Heathrow posts strong numbers

heathrow freight planesHeathrow Airport has published its first quarter figures, showing passengers up 2%, and revenues up 8%.

Demand to use Heathrow continues to rise, with passenger numbers up 2.0% to 16.4 million passengers, while a strong first quarter financial performance has revenue increasing 8.0% to £622 million.

During the quarter, Vietnam Airlines moved its London operations from Gatwick to Heathrow, and Heathrow was named the ‘Best airport in Western Europe’ by Skytrax for the first time.

The airport also say £850 million of investment funding has been raised from around the World to date in 2015.

John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive Officer of Heathrow, said: “Heathrow is a fantastic airport and a great front door for Britain. We’re a business that’s delivering an unrivalled passenger experience in western Europe, we’ve got over 30 airlines knocking on our door waiting to serve the UK’s hub, our world-class shareholders are lined up to privately fund expansion and with an additional runway we will create 40,000 new skilled and well-paid jobs for the local community.

“We are ready to deliver the only runway that can connect all of Britain to global growth. All we need is a quick decision, so let’s get on with it.”

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