July was the busiest month in Heathrow’s history, with over 7.5 million travelers passing through the London hub.

A total of 7.53 million passengers travelled through the airport, at an average of 243,000 per day over the month.

This figure is up 1.2 per cent on last year – Heathrow said that Middle Eastern destinations were particularly popular, “as fuller aircraft led to a seven per cent increase in passengers to the region”, and increased flights to Brazil saw passenger numbers to Latin American rise by 3 per cent.

The airport also pointed to a 5 per cent increase in traffic on domestic routes, in part due to new Flybe services to Scotland.

Carriers which have recently increased services to and from Heathrow include Air Astana (fifth weekly service to Astana), and China Southern (second daily service to Guangzhou).

Last week Heathrow was criticized for the service it provides for disabled passengers, with the airport being rated ‘poor’ in a report by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority.