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Cargo saw its 21st consecutive record month
Richard Bell

Heathrow sees passenger figures dip as cargo increases

Heathrow Airport saw passenger figures dip slightly in April.

The UK’s biggest airport welcomed 6.6 million travellers over the course of the month, down 2.2% in comparison to figures from April 2017.

This is despite overall transport movements rising year on year by 1%, reaching 39,859.

When taken alongside data from March, passenger numbers rose 1.4% and marked the first time in Heathrow’s history that over 13 million passengers have used its facilities across the two months.

Elsewhere, cargo saw its 21st consecutive record month by coming in at 141,215 tonnes, growing 2.3% compared with April last year.

John Holland-Kaye, CEO at Heathrow, said: “We’re seeing more passengers and trade flow through Heathrow than ever before.

“A third runway is a tremendous opportunity to grab a greater share of this global growth for Britain and we’re counting on our politicians to seize it with a ‘yes’ vote on Heathrow expansion this summer.”

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