Heathrow Reports Near Pre-Pandemic Level of PAX Traffic

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April 12. March was Heathrow Airport’s busiest month for passenger traffic numbers since the pandemic started, following the United Kingdom’s landmark drop of travel restrictions.

According to the main travel hub’s March statistics, it saw 4.1 million passengers filter through the airport, a major increase from the 0.5 million during the same time last year.

The airport said the demand is being mostly driven by outbound leisure during weekends and school holidays as “Brits make the most of the freedom” to use vouchers from cancelled trips during the last two years.

Heathrow said it expects its summer peak to be almost as busy as 2019 levels, and the airport is set to hire 12,000 new crew members to mitigate the rise in demand.

However, inbound leisure and business travel “remains weak”, Heathrow said, as high COVID-19 cases remain in the UK, and many restrictions are still in place across Europe.

Source: World of Aviation

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