Heathrow shrugs off August bank holiday flight chaos as passenger numbers surge

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2023-09-11 10:57:15  • 3 mins

Heathrow shrugged off August bank holiday flight chaos as passenger numbers surged on the same time last year.

The UK's biggest airport revealed that 7.5million passengers used its services in the month of August.

This is slightly lower than the 7.6million figure in July but a 25 per cent increase on the 6 million figure in August 2022.

In a statement, the airport, said:'Passenger satisfaction was higher than pre-pandemic, reflecting the investment the airport, airlines and their ground handlers have made in recruiting and training over 25,000 new colleagues in the last two years.

'This extra resilience meant that while flights at Heathrow were impacted by the UK-wide air traffic restrictions in August, operations quickly returned to normal.

At the end of August, Britain was plunged into getaway chaosas many attempted to beat the rush of the bank holiday weekend.

The country endured its busiest day for flight departures in four years, hour-long queues at the Port of Dover and major delays on the M25.

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