Heathrow Airport Hits Record of 75 Million Passengers in 2015
In the year of 2015, Heathrow managed 75 million passengers, who used this airport for their business or personal tours. The chief executive of Heathrow airport, John Holland-Kaye, mentioned 2015 as the ‘banner year’ in his latest interview.
Although there was a 0.4% drop in the festive passengers, an increase of 2.2% of total no. of passengers in the whole year was recorded. A total of 5.9 million passengers travelled through Heathrow airport in the month of December.
16% of market growth was seen in Mexico, 6% in the Middle East and 5% for China. The seats per aircraft had an increase of 2.1%. Passengers per aircraft had an increase of 1.9%.
John Holland-Kaye said that:
“2015 has been a banner year for Heathrow, serving more passengers than ever and being recognized in a number of awards as the best major airport in Europe for both passenger service and eco-innovation.
“The record levels of passenger satisfaction are due to a significant increase in training, apprenticeships and the number of front line colleagues moving into management roles.
“Our new expansion plan will make Heathrow the most sustainable hub airport, and Britain the best connected country in the world. We are ready to serve.”
With this record, Heathrow has strengthened its position about its case of expansion. As we all know that the decision of Heathrow or Gatwick airport expansion has been postponed to the next summer, the officials of Heathrow airport are putting their best to get the decision in their favor.
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