London's Heathrow airport is one of the busiest in the world, connecting millions of travellers to destinations worldwide. We take a look at a day inside Heathrow.
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London’s Heathrow Airport is a behemoth in international travel. It’s one of the busiest in the world, connecting millions of travellers to destinations near and far. We find out what a day at Heathrow looks like.
Spanning more than 1,000 hectares, Heathrow airport moves millions of passengers around the world each year.
Heathrow is the busiest airport in the world in terms of international travellers. We take a closer look at who’s passing through.
7.4% Domestic Travellers
92.6% International Travellers
40.3% European International Travellers
22.3% North Atlantic International Travellers
30% Other Long-Haul International Travellers
35% Business Travellers
65% Leisure Travellers
35% Passengers in Connection
65% Passengers Starting or Ending Destination
To handle all those millions of passengers, a fleet of airlines and aircraft ferries travellers to all corners of the globe.
Busiest International Routes (2010)
In a typical day, the airport sees thousands of departures, landings, passengers, and pieces of cargo, making it one of the busiest travel hubs in the world.
1,250 Takeoffs and Landings
World Rank: 13th -- Most Takeoffs and Landings
180,500 Total Passengers
World Rank: 4th -- Most Passenger Traffic
166,900 International Passengers
World Rank: 1st -- Most International Passengers
4,250 Metric Tonnes of Cargo Loaded and Unloaded
World Rank: 15th -- Most Cargo Traffic
SOURCES: AIRPORTS COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL, HEATHROWAIRPORT.COM, CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
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