Despite a record-breaking start to 2020 at Heathrow, latest figures show that Paris-Charles de Gaulle is growing at twice the rate and is set to overtake the London airport as Europe’s leading hub within the next two years.
Over six million passengers traveled through Heathrow in January (up 2.9%). UK routes led passenger growth, increasing by 10.2% as more passengers traveled to Newquay in Cornwall and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Other top performing markets were the Middle East (up by 7.6%) and North America (up by 4.7%).
Heathrow’s chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, said, “If we are to be a truly global Britain, we need to be better connected to global markets than our rivals in Europe. It would be an economic disaster for the country to fall behind, just as we leave the EU.”