Heathrow Airport reports strong start to the year

Company London Heathrow Airport
Date 12.02.2024

  • 6 million people travelled through Heathrow in January, including 196,661 passengers on Blue Monday (15 January) who were seeking a jet-setting start to 2024.

2024 has got off to a smashing start with Heathrow being named the best UK airport for the 3rd consecutive year at the Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards. This accolade is testament to the hard work and dedication of all colleagues across Team Heathrow.

122,255 tonnes of cargo passed through the airport in January as Heathrow unveils its ‘Exporting Excellence’ report, spotlighting exporters from the 12 nations and regions of the UK. As the country’s only hub airport, Heathrow plays a vital role connecting UK exporters to destinations unique to Heathrow, from Dallas to Guangzhou.

While exports are thriving, Britain has shut the door on home grown growth, turning away international shoppers through the tourist tax and tarnishing the UK’s reputation as a competitive country to spend and do business with. Heathrow has joined forces with the British Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses to make the case for an internationally competitive tax-free shopping incentive at the Spring Budget.

Heathrow CEO Thomas Woldbye said:The year has got off to a strong start, retaining Heathrow’s crown as the best UK airport. We are ready for the first passenger peak of the year, with February half term fast approaching. Whether you are travelling to ski, soak up the sun, or visit friends and family, Heathrow has you covered.


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