Heathrow Airport continues to break its own records as demand is still rising.
The ongoing increases in both passenger and cargo figures show that the world wants to do business with and visit the United Kingdom - not only that but UK residents want to travel to other countries with equal eagerness.
Over 6.9 million passengers travelled through Heathrow during the busiest October on record, as the airport saw 0.5% growth, driven by larger, fuller aircraft.
Heathrow unveiled their first expansion innovation partner, Siemens Digital Logistics. The company will be working with the airport to implement a state-of-the-art centralised tracking system which will become the nerve-centre for expansion, connecting the network of offsite construction hubs across the UK.
Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “Heathrow continues to deliver for the economy, but we are also making progress on tackling the biggest issue of our time – climate change – by decarbonising the global aviation sector. We are delighted that British Airways has become the first airline in the world to commit to net zero emissions by 2050 and that others are following their lead. The UK government has an opportunity to show real global leadership by making net zero aviation a focus for COP26 in Glasgow in 12 months’ time.”
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