September 2022, Virtual
September 29 2022, Virtual
Now in its 27th year, the Business Travel Awards
HEATHROW, the world's busiest international airport, looks like having a record summer.
New to the airport are China Eastern, with three return flights a week to Shanghai from Terminal 2, United Arab Emirates carrier, Etihad flying five return services a week to Abu Dhabi from T3 and Helios Airways with a Heathrow to Larnaca route. New services this summer include Inverness and Kefallinia, (Greece) from BMI British Midland, Rijeka by Croatia Airlines, Sharm El Sheikh with Egypt Air and Mombassa which East African Safari Air will service with five flights every week from T2. The four new airlines that started Heathrow operations in 2003 are continuing operations this summer - Air Astana (Kazakhstan), Air Seychelles, East African Safari Air and Hellas Jet.
There are now around 90 airlines operating out of Heathrow, flying to 190 destinations worldwide. BAA's most recent traffic figures show that in February 2004, Heathrow handled 3.4% more passengers than in the same month last year -a total of 4.6m. Heathrow handled 63.7m passengers in the 12 months to February 2004.