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Heathrow is in World Cup fever and it pays off

Wednesday, July 11th 2018 - 08:10 UTC
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London Heathrow Airport its busiest June on record, as more than 7 million passengers traveled through the UK’s hub (+5.4% vs June 2017). On June 26th Heathrow saw a 50% increase in the number of passengers traveling to Russia, compared to the same time last year, as fans traveled out for the football

 Parliament voted overwhelmingly to expand the airport in a vote that saw 415 MPs back the project that will deliver for the whole of the UK

Africa saw the most passenger growth in June (+11.3%), closely followed by South Asia (+11%) and Latin America (+9.2%)

Over 139,000 metric tonnes of cargo passed through Heathrow in June.

Gate 13 at Heathrow’s Terminal 3 is transformed to showcase the beauty of Scotland with stunning floor-to-ceiling images aimed at boosting tourism north of the border. Over 1 million passengers are expected to see the images with further gates set to be transformed to promote Wales and Northern Ireland later this year.

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said:

“Heathrow has had a great June, the start to a fantastic summer showing off the best of Britain. We’re proud to be the UK’s gateway, connecting the world’s best fans to the pitches of the World Cup in Russia and the grass courts of Wimbledon. With a strong mandate from Parliament to expand, we’ll continue making Britain proud for decades to come.” (eTN)

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