Passengers continue to grow at Heathrow

Heathrow passenger traffic was up again for the first three months of 2016.

16.8 million passengers using Heathrow in first three months, up 2.6% on the same period in 2015. This helped a strong financial performance with revenue up 3.2% to £642 million and EBITDA up 7.3% to £367 million reflecting lower costs and better value.

Meanwhile, independent analysis showed that a number of routes from Heathrow, Britain’s biggest port, are already full for freight, prompting more calls for the Government to resolve the aviation capacity crunch.

John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive Officer of Heathrow, said: “It’s been a fantastic start to 2016 and Heathrow is performing strongly on all fronts. Our colleagues are delivering excellent value for our passengers – better service at a lower cost.

“At a time of uncertainty about Britain’s place in the world, families and businesses are counting on the Prime Minister to secure Britain’s long term future. An expanded Heathrow will be an economic powerhouse, a global symbol of a confident, outward looking Britain. Let’s make it happen.”

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