The Moodie Davitt Report - Collen Morgan

London Heathrow Airport has increased its forecasts for passenger traffic for 2022 following a strong April, with 5 million passengers travelling through the UK hub.

Outbound leisure travellers are driving the recovery in passenger demand which is expected to last throughout the summer, the airport company said in a statement.

As a result, the company has increased its 2022 forecast – which was highlighted last month – by +16%, from 45.5 million passengers to nearly 53 million.

On the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) plans to finalise Heathrow’s airport charges for the next five years, the airport company said: “It should be aiming to set a charge that can deliver the investments passengers want with affordable private financing while withstanding the shocks which are undoubtedly to come.”

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