Heathrow Airport’s passenger numbers were up 1.1 per cent in January on the same month last year as 5.8 million passed through the terminals – and it was the 15th consecutive record month for the gateway.
Domestic flights were a key driver of growth, with UK flights up 6.9 per cent in the first month of 2018, following the increased uptake of Flybe’s offering.
South Asia and Latin America also saw strong growth, up 11.3 per cent and 6.9 per cent respectively.
On a rolling 12-month basis, passenger numbers are up 2.8 per cent on the previous 12 months at 78.05 million.
Heathrow chief executive officer, John Holland-Kaye said: “Heathrow is off to a flying start, with record passenger numbers and cargo volumes and the start of our public consultation on the third runway.
“Heathrow expansion will provide the global trading routes to super-charge Britain’s economy as we leave the EU.”