Heathrow reports bumper November traffic result

Heathrow welcomed 5.58 million passengers in November (up 2% on November 2014), making it the airport’s busiest November to date.

Growth in passenger volumes continued to be driven by larger, fuller, quieter aircraft. Seats per aircraft increased 1.4% to 210 while load factors increased 1.9% to 72.3% and passengers per aircraft rose 3.4% to 152.

The airport operator said Heathrow only saw minor impacts from incidents in Europe and the Middle East with less than a 1% impact on total volumes in the month versus forecasts.

Within emerging markets, passenger volumes were particularly strong to Mexico which was up 52%, China up 19% and to the Middle East which was up 6% as carriers continue to benefit from new aircraft including A380s.

Emerging market cargo volumes at Heathrow, the UK’s largest port by value, increased 1.8% over the past 12 months – notably to Mexico up 31%, Turkey up 27% and China up 3% – underlining the export growth potential an expanded Heathrow would deliver with up to 40 new long-haul connections.

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