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Heathrow Airport sees more passengers through doors than 2014

The number of passengers using the airport has risen by 1.3%

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Heathrow Airport is seeing more and more passengers go through its terminals, according to recent results published online.

In the first six months of 2015, 35.5m passengers passed through Heathrow Airport.

This is a 1.3% rise compared to the same period in 2014, when the airport saw 35.1m passengers pass through.

Revenue at Heathrow Airport has also increased, with a 5.9% increase on the same period last year.

The west London airport generated £1,307m in the first six months of 2015.

This news just weeks after the Airports Commission published its recommendation of a new north-west runway plan.

Chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: “Heathrow’s performance in the last six months has been excellent, improving service to passengers and controlling costs.

"The Airports Commission’s unanimous and clear recommendation to support Heathrow was warmly welcomed by business leaders and politicians from across the country and closed the debate on where a new runway should be built.

"Our focus now is on working closely with Government to deliver the benefits of expansion for all of the UK as quickly as possible."

Heathrow Airport expected its busiest day of the year on Friday (July 24), as millions of holiday- makers jet off for some sunshine.

With schools across England breaking up for the summer holidays, air traffic controllers across the UK prepared to handle around 8,000 flights.

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