Heathrow 'losing passengers' to rival airports, warns boss

Heathrow 'losing passengers' to rival airports, warns boss

Aiport chief says growth constraints and third runway inquiry means London hub is losing passenger growth to rivals such as Paris, says airport chief

Heathrow has claimed that contraints on growth are driving passengers to rival airports, as the hub awaits the outcome of an independent commission into further runways.

Despite a 9% rise in revenues and 1.4% more passengers year-on-year, Heathrow said that its growth rate was less than half that of Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam Schiphol and Madrid. Absolute flight numbers are at their limit at Heathrow, where only bigger, fuller planes can deliver more passengers.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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