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Heathrow Airport records highest ever passenger total

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Heathrow has recorded its highest passenger total for a 12-month period.

The west London airport said 81.5m passengers travelled through its terminals in the year to the end of May, up from 71.6m during the previous year.

Double-digit year-on-year percentage growth in passengers was recorded for routes connecting Heathrow with other parts of the UK and Europe, as well as North America and the Asia/Pacific region.

The airport had its busiest-ever May with 7.2m passengers, compared with 6.7m in the same month last year.

Last year, the aviation regulator found the airport failed to meet minimum standards for disabled passengers over the previous 12 months.

Heathrow chief executive Thomas Woldbye said: “We have a winning team at Heathrow which has proven that we have put Covid firmly behind us.

“Thanks to their extraordinary efforts we are now giving record numbers of people the chance to connect smoothly with the world.”

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