Airport World - Staff Reporter

A total of 5.3 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in May, around 79% of 2019 levels, which the UK hub claims is in line with its revised forecast.

It notes that despite the bad publicity about long queues and flight cancellations at airports across the globe due to the lack of staff, ‘close coordination and planning with airport partners meant that passengers got away on their flights from Heathrow over the busy Jubilee half term’.

The airport states: “Check in generally worked well, with more passengers checking in online and despite May being our busiest month since March 2020, 90% of passengers were through security in less than 10 minutes.

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