London Heathrow has a record-breaking 2017 with 78 million passengers

London Heathrow has a record-breaking 2017 with 78 million passengers

North America is the second largest market for the London airport, with 17.35 million passengers. Gatwick's long-haul network grew to 63 connections a year ago, with 7.3m people opting to fly long-haul, up almost a million on 2016.

The airport said its long-haul push has been rapidly taking off, with new routes to Singapore, Denver and Seattle added, leading to a 16 per cent year-on-year rise in passenger numbers. It also reported a 10-percent surge in cargo volumes to 1.7 million metric tons, led by growth from the United States and East Asia.

Gatwick Airport rounded off a trio of records for London airports, announcing today it welcomed 45.6m passengers previous year.

The year ended at Stansted with the exciting announcement that Emirates will open a new direct service to Dubai in June 2018, and onward access to a wide range of destinations right across the world, including Shanghai, Sydney, and Hong Kong.

A total of 27.8 million passengers travelled through the airport's three terminals during the last calendar year, up by 8.5 per cent year on year. Whole year figures increased 5.2 per cent, out-pacing the 3.1 per cent growth seen at Heathrow.

In 2017, London Heathrow Airport was named Best Airport in Western Europe by Skytrax for the third consecutive year.

"This excellent addition to our route network comes on top of the very exciting news that Primera Air will also launch direct flights to New York, Boston and Toronto from April and May this year". The project will allow us to unlock the full potential of our two runways and provide our passengers with a great customer experience.

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