Top passenger numbers at Heathrow
A record 70 million passengers went through Heathrow Airport's terminals in the 12-month period to March, it has been announced.
The statistic showed the level of resilience of the UK's busiest airport in a challenging economic climate, its owner BAA said.
Heathrow's five terminals saw 5.7 million passengers pass through them in March, which represented a 6.9% increase on the previous year, in view of the fact that pre-Easter traffic occurred in March rather than April.
BAA, which also owns Stansted, Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports, is currently putting together a legal challenge against a decree to sell Stansted after losing an appeal against the decision earlier this year.
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Copyright Press Association 2012