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Heathrow powers through downturn
Heathrow reported its third-busiest month of traffic on record in July, as a rise in consumer confidence coupled with a damp summer led to a surge in late bookings.
Almost 6.5m passengers passed through the UK’s largest airport last month, an increase of 0.9% compared to July 2008, and its busiest month since July 2006.
The 5.5% increase in long-haul flights came despite a 3% reduction in flights, whilst the average number of passengers per aircraft was a record 162.
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