The May traffic figures for Heathrow have been published with an interesting breakdown on where the business is coming from.
Overall the airport moved 5.3m passengers in the month, 79% of 2019 levels, and much in line with its revised forecast. The largest number were from the European Union (1.9m), followed by North America (1.4m) and then the Middle East (0.5m). A figure of 325,000 domestic travellers passed through. In terms of aircraft movements Europe easily outscores North America, the planes involved only having half the capacity of the transatlantic offerings.
The figures confirm the reports by OAG and Airport Council International Europe (ACI) that Heathrow, after a difficult period, is back as the world’s number one international airport.