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August 2018 Was the Second Busiest Month in Heathrow’s History

August 2018 was the second busiest month in Heathrow’s history, with 15 separate days where the airport welcomed over 250,000 passengers. 31 August stood out as the busiest day ever for arrivals as 137,303 passengers arrived at Heathrow.

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said:

“August has been another stellar month for Heathrow with passenger numbers and freight volumes continuing to reach unprecedented heights. It’s brilliant to see consumers and cargo making their way through the UK’s largest port to these new Chinese destinations. With expansion we’ll be able to connect more points of the UK to global growth and we’re looking forward to working with the Heathrow Skills Taskforce to evaluate how we can best maximise the job opportunities that Britain’s new runway will bring.”

August 2018          
             
Terminal Passengers
(000s)
Aug 2018 % Change Jan to
Aug 2018
% Change Sep 2017 to
Aug 2018
% Change
Market            
UK             426 -3.3            3,210 1.3            4,843 1.9
EU            2,634 1.5          18,473 2.9          27,303 2.6
Non-EU Europe              535 -1.3            3,857 -0.1            5,701 0.2
Africa              295 1.9            2,166 4.9            3,271 3.8
North America            1,795 4.7          12,053 3.7          17,783 2.8
Latin America              119 2.4              904 5.0            1,337 6.5
Middle East              795 2.7            5,174 1.6            7,702 3.0
Asia / Pacific            1,074 6.3            7,719 2.8          11,465 3.7
Total            7,672 2.6          53,557 2.7          79,405 2.7

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