15-Aug-2012 12:52 PM

London Heathrow Airport pax down 4%, cargo down 1% in Jul-2012

UK's London Heathrow Airport passenger numbers down 4% - traffic highlights for Jul-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 6.6 million, -4.4% year-on-year;
  • Cargo volume: 126,512 tonnes, -1.2%;
  • Aircraft movements: 41,127, -1.1%.

According to BAA, domestic traffic at London Heathrow increased 1.2% year-on-year while European scheduled traffic, which were "significantly" affected by the Olympics, fell 6.6%. North Atlantic traffic remained almost unchanged (+0.1%), whilst other long-haul routes had a collective decline of 6.3%. Within that passenger numbers to and from India fell 11% but Brazil saw an increase of 15% and China +3.4%.