A record 80.9 million passengers travelled through the Heathrow in 2019, delivering the ninth consecutive year of growth at the airport.
This passenger growth was driven by larger and fuller aircraft.
Since 2010, Heathrow has welcomed an additional 15 million passengers – an increase of 18 per cent over the course of the decade.
This passenger growth was facilitated by £12 billion worth of private investment which culminated in the opening of Terminal 2.
Some 1.6 million metric tonnes of cargo travelled through the UK’s largest port by value last year.
Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, said: “The past decade has been transformational for Heathrow and the investments that we’ve made in our infrastructure, our people and our processes are paying off for passengers.
“But it doesn’t end there.
“By the end of this new decade of delivery, a third runway will have given Britain more hub capacity than our rivals in France or Germany, making this country a winner and the best-connected country in the world.”
Heathrow last week revealed it would launch a new public consultation as it seeks to secure planning permission for a third runway.
In June, the airport unveiled its preferred masterplan for expansion.
The plan sets…