Passengers and trade flowing through Heathrow soared to record highs during the first quarter of the year.
Heathrow Airport saw a record 17.7 million passengers pass through its doors during the first quarter, a 3.1% rise on the previous year.
Lower operating costs per passenger and higher retail spending also resulted in strong revenue growth of 3.8% to £680m and increased adjusted EBITDA by 5.2% to £402m.
Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “We’re delighted that passengers are choosing Heathrow in record numbers – it’s is a strong signal that we’re delivering value for money.
“We’re within touching distance of Parliament voting on expanding Heathrow and now more than ever we’re committed to developing and delivering a hub airport that Britain can be proud of for generations to come.”
As Heathrow begins to design its preferred expansion masterplan, the airport has also called for the public to submit innovative ideas on how to further improve the project.
The move follows the backing of the northwest runway by the Transport Select Committee and thousands of people participating in Heathrow’s first planning consultation.
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