Heathrow’s August passenger numbers more than double figure for 2021

Heathrow sees more than twice as many passengers in August than for the same month in 2021

Heathrow was used by more than twice as many passengers in August than the same month in 2021, figures show.

Details released by the west London airport show 6m travellers passed through its terminals last month – that is up from 2.2m last August.

The figure for last month remained below the pre-coronavirus total of 7.7m in August 2019.

Picking up: Around 6m travellers passed through Heathrow’s terminals last month – up from 2.2m last August

Heathrow is continuing to cap the number of daily departing passengers due to staff shortages, which caused chaos for travellers before action was taken to reduce flight schedules.

More than 38m people have now passed through Heathrow so far this year – four times more than the same period of 2021 as travel returns following the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The airport did not comment on its latest traffic figures due to the death of the Queen.

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