London Heathrow airport passenger numbers 90% below pre-pandemic levels

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Airport expansion in the South East. File photo dated 01/07/15 of a plane taking off at Heathrow airport. The Economy and Industrial Strategy (Airports) sub-committee chaired by Theresa May will choose between a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick or extending an existing runway at Heathrow today. Issue date: Tuesday October 25, 2016. See PA story AIR Runway. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire URN:29002007

Heathrow’s passenger numbers are languishing at 90% below pre-pandemic levels, the UK’s busiest airport said.

Just 675,000 people travelled through the west London airport last month, compared with 6,769,000 in May 2019.

Chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: “With the G7 starting today, ministers have a chance to kick-start the green global recovery by agreeing how to resume international travel safely and setting a mandate for sustainable aviation fuels that will decarbonise aviation.

“This is the time for them to show global leadership.”

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