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Tristan Palmer Write and Speak Day Assignment

HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences


ABBA18 1st of February 2018

Heathrow Airport Known as London Heathrow,( IATA: LHR ) it is a huge international


airport in London, United Kingdom. Being the second busiest airport in the
world by international passenger traffic, as well as the busiest airport in
Europe by passenger Heathrow 1
traffic, and the seventh
busiest airport in the
world by total
passenger traffic. In
2016, it handled a
record of 75.7 million
passengers, a 1.0%
increase from 2015.

Traffic and statistics When ranked by passenger traffic, Heathrow is the sixth busiest
internationally, behind Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International
Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, Dubai International Airport,
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Tokyo Haneda Airport, for the
12 months ending December 2015.
In 2015, Heathrow was the busiest airport in Europe in total passenger
traffic, with 14% more passengers than Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Airport and 22% more than Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Heathrow was the
fourth busiest European airport by cargo traffic in 2013, after Frankfurt
Airport, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Table Below is a table showing the annual traffic statistics of Heathrow between
2010 and 2013.

Year Passengers Passenger Cargo Cargo % Aircraft Aircraft


Handled % Change (tonnes ) Change movements %
Change

2010 65,881,660 ↓ 0.2 1,472,988 ↑ 15.3 454,823 ↓ 2.5

2011 69,433,230 ↑ 5.4 1,484,351 ↑ 0.8 480,906 ↑ 5.4

2012 70,037,417 ↑ 0.9 1,464,390 ↓ 1.3 475,176 ↓1.2


Tristan Palmer Write and Speak Day Assignment
HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
ABBA18 1st of February 2018

2013 72,367,054 ↑ 3.3 1,422,939 ↓ 2.8 471,936 ↓ 0.7

Graph Below is also a graph of the development of passenger numbers, aircraft


movements and air freight between 1986 and 2014

Graph 1

Growth Due to the constant growth of Heathrow a third runway has just been given the go-
ahead by Theresa May and the Cabinet. The £16 billion plan will increase the number of
flights at Europe’s busiest airport to more than 700,000 a year by 2030.

Theresa May told the press it was a decision made “for jobs and growth” and showed
that post-Brexit Britain will be an “open, global, successful country.
Tristan Palmer Write and Speak Day Assignment
HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences
ABBA18 1st of February 2018

References https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heathrow_Airport
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/expansion-of-heathrow-airport-
approved-by-ministers-a3377796.html