London’s four largest airports have all reported record January traffic figures, with Heathrow alone welcoming 5.8 million passengers last month.
The Heathrow figure was up 1.1 per cent on 2017, and was the 15th consecutive record month for the airport.
The hub said that domestic flights were a key driver of the growth, with UK flights up 6.9 per cent in the first month of 2018. Routes to South Asia and Latin America also performed well, up 11.3 per cent and 6.9 per cent respectively.
Meanwhile Gatwick saw 2.8 million travellers pass through its terminals in January, a 1.4 per cent increase on the same period last year, and the airport’s 59th consecutive month of growth.
US routes saw the largest increases, with New York up 51.1 per cent, Los Angeles up 38.6 per cent, and Boston up 31.4 per cent.
Luton’s January traffic passed one million for the first time, with 1,021,954 passengers travelling through the airport, up 3.6 per cent.
It’s also the first time the airport has recorded over one million passengers every month for 12 consecutive months.
Finally Stansted airport saw over 1.8 million passengers travelling through its terminal last month, up 3.3 per cent and bringing its rolling 12-month total to 25.9 million passengers.