London Heathrow welcomes record 5.5 million passengers in January

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London Heathrow Airport marked its busiest ever start to a year after it served more than 5.5 million passengers in January 2016, a 1% increase over the same period in 2015.

There was strong passenger growth from emerging markets including Mexico, China and Turkey, which grew 21%, 16% and 5% respectively.

John Holland-Kaye, CEO for London Heathrow, said, “With record passenger numbers and strong cargo volumes – it’s been a great start to 2016 for London Heathrow. With expansion, we’ll open up 40 new trading links, which will carry more British exports to the fastest growing markets in the world.

“We’ll help the government rebalance our economy and build a better Britain. The Prime Minister can say yes and we will deliver.”

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Helen has worked for UKi Media & Events for nearly a decade. She joined the company as assistant editor on Passenger Terminal World and since progressed to become editor of five publications, covering everything from aviation, logistics and e-commerce to meteorology. She has a love for travel and property and has redeveloped three houses in three years. When she’s not editing magazines, she’s running around after her two boys and their partner in crime, Pete the pug.

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