Heathrow passenger numbers 90% below pre-pandemic levels

Heathrow’s passenger numbers are languishing at 90% below pre-pandemic levels, the UK’s busiest airport said.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 8:14 am
Updated Friday, 11th June 2021, 8:16 am
File photo of British Airways planes at Heathrow Airport

Just 675,000 people travelled through the west London airport last month, compared with 6,769,000 in May 2019.

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Chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: “With the G7 starting today, ministers have a chance to kick-start the green global recovery by agreeing how to resume international travel safely and setting a mandate for sustainable aviation fuels that will decarbonise aviation.

“This is the time for them to show global leadership.”