Friday saw London Heathrow release its monthly passenger report, whereby they announced they averaged nearly 250,000 passengers per day throughout July.
7.6m passengers were handled by the airport last month, which is an increase of 21.4% compared to the same period last year.
Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: ‘It’s great to see so many passengers getting away to grab some summer sun.”
“We’ve got a great range of popular destinations and our teams are delivering excellent service which will ensure your travels get off to the best start.”
Heathrow’s Numbers in More Detail…
For the first seven months of this year (January-July), the airport has handled 44.7m passengers, which is an increase of 38.1% compared to the same period last year.
In terms of the rolling 12 month period between August 2022 and July 2023, 73.9m passengers were handled, which is an increase of 59.3% compared to the last 12-month rolling period.
For air transport movements, 40,422 took place in the month of July, which is up 18.8% compared to the same period last year.
In January-July this year, 259,409 movements have been recorded, which is up 25.7% as well, and the 12-month rolling average records 429,804 movements, again an increase of 34.8%.
Finally, cargo saw 118,265 metric tonnes handled in July by Heathrow, which is up 4.1%. 781,627 has been handled for this year so far, which is down 5.3%, and for the last 12 months, 1,356,575 metric tonnes have been handled, which is down 7.8% overall.
Overall, Heathrow Airport is in a strong position, with passenger numbers seeming to increase month-on-month at the moment.