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Record Breaking Year at Heathrow Airport

A record breaking 78 million passengers travelled through London Heathrow Airport in 2017, up 3.1 percent on 2016, with passenger volumes driven by larger and fuller aircraft.

The airport is hailed to have become one of the fastest growing major European hubs for cargo, with 1.7 million metric tonnes travelling through it.

During 2017, the key markets for cargo were the US, East Asia and Europe. London Heathrow Airport’s annual noise and contour report revealed that the airport’s noise footprint was at its smallest recorded level in 11 years with 15 percent fewer households affected by noise, as a result of working with airlines to encourage the use of quieter aircraft. Night time jet movements also decreased by a third in 2017.