The Guardian - Joanna Partridge

Airport remained Europe’s busiest in summer though passenger numbers were below pre-Covid level

Almost 5.8 million passengers travelled through the airport in September, making it Europe’s busiest during the summer, as customers jetted off after the end of Covid travel restrictions. However, passenger levels remained 15% below pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

The London hub sid it was difficult to predict future demand because of “growing economic headwinds”, combined with a new wave of Covid infections and the escalating conflict in Ukraine.

Grimshaw and WSP's proposals for Curzon Street Station in Birmingham

Heathrow said it had been increasing staff numbers, while airlines and their ground handlers had also taken on more workers.

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