Summer getaway sends Heathrow soaring to best month in history

Heathrow Airport hits all-time high for passenger traffic in July

London Heathrow Airport handled 7.53 million passengers in July, a rise of +1.2% compared to previous year and a new record high for any month at the airport.

The UK's biggest and busiest airport said it welcomed 7.53 million passengers in July, up 1.2% compared with the same time past year, and breaking all monthly records.

American Airlines boosted cargo volumes by a huge 44% driving growth in trade with North America (+16%) while East Asia saw a 14% uplift on the back of strong growth to China, Hong Kong and Singapore. United Kingdom traffic rose by nearly +5% on the back of recently launched Flybe flights to Scotland.

Trade through Heathrow also climbed at the fastest rate ever recorded at the UK's largest port - up 15 per cent to 143,000 tonnes in July.

"Britain's global gateway is hard at work this summer holiday season - July was the best month in Heathrow's history".

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published a report that assesses the top 30 UK airports on the quality of assistance they provide to passengers with a disability.

Massive blast in Pakistan kills 17, scores injured
The blast occurred near a stadium where celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Pakistan's independence were under way. The deceased include officials of the security forces and civilians, said the provincial home minister.

The CAA in its second disability report said 3 million passengers with disabilities asked for extra help at airports in 2016, a rise of 300,000 compared with 2015.

Manchester, East Midlands and Exeter were the other airports where attention to accessibility was found to be lacking.

Our surveys, along with the airports' own studies, have shown high levels of satisfaction among disabled passengers and we have seen some examples of excellent service where assistance is well organised and delays are minimal.

Six airports, including Glasgow and Prestwick, also in Scotland, were given "very good" ratings.

The airport said Middle Eastern destinations in particular were popular for travellers, as fuller aircraft led to a seven per cent rise in passengers to the area, while United Kingdom destinations also posted five per cent passenger growth after Flybe launched flights from Heathrow to Scotland earlier this year.

Airport operator HIAL previously said that last year's rank was down to it failing to properly publicise its work in improving accessibility. "Unfortunately, substantive issues still exist with the quality of the assistance service provided at Heathrow", said the report.

Related News:

  • Paul Pogba addresses his relationship with Man United's new signings

    Paul Pogba addresses his relationship with Man United's new signings

    He added: "If you look at the games that he played under Louis van Gaal and now under Jose Mourinho, he's vital". Winning everything! A player has a great season when the team does great.
    CCTV footage shows Vikas Barala buying alcohol before stalking

    CCTV footage shows Vikas Barala buying alcohol before stalking

    Meanwhile, investigators are still clueless about the whereabouts of the vehicle and the persons accused, police said on Friday. After massive outrage on streets and in the Parliament, the accused appeared before a Chandigarh court on Thursday.
    700k contaminated eggs have been sold in the UK

    700k contaminated eggs have been sold in the UK

    FSA chairwoman Heather Hancock said: "I'm confident that acting quickly is the right thing to do". Fipronil, which is found in eggs, is used to destroy fleas, lice, ticks and cockroaches.
  • North Korea standoff wipes $1trn off global stocks

    North Korea standoff wipes $1trn off global stocks

    Macy's was down 9.7 percent after the company said its sales continued to decline in the second quarter. The Dow slumped by 1.1%, while the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 tumbled by 1.5% and 1.4%, respectively.
    Ben Affleck says Justice League reshoots aren't cause for concern

    Ben Affleck says Justice League reshoots aren't cause for concern

    A new version of the synopsis for " Justice League " puts Wonder Woman ( Gal Gadot ) at the center of the film's story. Justice League hits United Kingdom cinemas on November 17th.
    Dow slips 100 points as tensions with N.Korea escalate

    Dow slips 100 points as tensions with N.Korea escalate

    Global stock markets are firmly in the red after another escalation of tensions between North Korea and the United States. OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 12 cents to $48.47 per barrel on the on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
  • LA council endorses 2028 Olympic bid

    LA council endorses 2028 Olympic bid

    However, an independent analysis of a new budget in the works for 2028 will not likely be completed for months. There are not expected to be any "major" changes to the initial bid plans for the earlier edition.
    Same manager, same tactics, better players - Guardiola lays out Man City blueprint

    Same manager, same tactics, better players - Guardiola lays out Man City blueprint

    Frank Lampard - One of the greatest midfield talents of his generation, Lampard became the archetypal versatile midfielder. It takes time to get used to such things again: it takes time to take them seriously again.

    Political tensions continue to weigh on world stocks

    Significant strength was also visible among software stocks, as reflected by the 1.2% gain posted by the Dow Jones Software Index. Avis Budget Group slumped 9.9 percent after the auto rental company cut its guidance following a weak second quarter.
  • East Asian nations finally give voice to concerns over South China Sea

    East Asian nations finally give voice to concerns over South China Sea

    Indeed, it's fair to wonder if China isn't the biggest victor in the United Nations sanctions decision. He also said any dialogue would deal with how North Korea can "feel secure and prosper economically".

    Paul Scholes questions Chelsea's decision of selling Matic to Man United

    Matic made a decision to call time on his second spell at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea emerged victorious in their chase of ex-Monaco man Tiemoue Bakayoko.
    OpenAI Bot Triumphant Playing Dota 2

    OpenAI Bot Triumphant Playing Dota 2

    While its actions per minute aren't any better than that of an average flesh-and-bone player, the choices make a huge difference. Footage of those matches can be found on Dota 2 Rapier's YouTube channel.


Most liked

North Korea talk drags stocks lower; gold, yen rise
The reclusive state raised the stakes further with a detailed plan to send a salvo of missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 2.29-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq , a 2.47-to-1 ratio favoured decliners.

Bills trades leaves club loaded for 2018 National Football League draft
We've got a hot one coming in with the latest reactions on the news that broke today. "I'm sure he's hurt", said McCoy. Secondly, Sean McVay is the new head coach and didn't have a weapon like Watkins on the Redskins last season.

Jamie Carragher predicts where Liverpool will finish this term
Their side were trailing 2-1 at the break after Watford twice took the lead through Stefano Okaka and then Abdoulaye Doucoure. That first half was like Liverpool at their worst last season so then you've had a pre-season and nothing's changing.

Facebook discretely fields China photo-sharing app
CEO Mark Zuckerberg has courted Chinese officials for years, and even spent one year learning to speak Mandarin. It was unclear if China's various internet regulators were aware of the app's existence, the Times said.

Congress Considers US Options When Dealing With North Korea
Oh, and he took some time off the greens today to bring the world to the brink of nuclear war with North Korea. Bader at the Brookings Institute argues that " deterring and containing North Korea is our least bad option ".

Stock markets extend losses at open
The market was waiting for U.S. consumer inflation data on Friday that would offer more clues about future Fed decisions. The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended over 1% lower to a five-month low with nearly all sectors in negative territory.

Alexis Sanchez is now more likely to consider staying at Arsenal
While Ozil and Ramsey missed the Community Shield, Mertesacker was taken off injured after sustaining a head injury. He's not going to come back and hurt you.

Is this beloved Game Of Thrones character coming back from the dead?
Arya's acquisition of this illustrious weapon has major implications. "It was definitely hard to get it right", he said. Manhattan in The Watchmen series - being in all these places at once, in all these time zones at once.

CNMI governor backs Trump's stance on North Korea
The same system is now set up in Guam, a US territory in the South Pacific that has emerged as a potential target for Kim. Missile defense is an attractive but tricky strategy in dealing with missile threats.

N.Korea can expect "big, big trouble" if Guam attacked
Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. escalated this week amid increasingly heated rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang. Trump says he has yet to speak with the governor of the territory, but says, "I feel that they will be very safe, believe me".

2 people seriously hurt in Lenawee County small plane crash
Both sustained non-life threatening injuries and taken to University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center for treatment. It was flying in from Wadsworth the airport's Veterans Appreciation Day festivities.

U.S. has been conducting back-channel talks with North Korea for months
On Friday, he tweeted: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded , should North Korea act unwisely". Earlier in the week, he had threatened to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea.

Quarterly Financial Review of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated (NYSE:HR)
BidaskClub upgraded Physicians Realty Trust from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, June 23rd. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock.

Out singer Aaron Carter gets emotional at an LGBTQ venue
Moretz ended the confession stating that one never knows what might happen and that maybe she might meet Carter one day. At the time, he claimed that there was an issue with his vehicle and that is why he was driving so badly on the road.

Freighter free after running aground in St. Marys River
Contracted divers conducted an initial assessment of the vessel's stern Thursday and determined that it is structurally sound. The owner of the vessel is working on a salvage plan, and the cause of the grounding is under investigation.