Passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport between 2002 and 2017 (in millions)

Passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport 2002-2017 This statistic represents passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport from 2002 through 2017. In 2017, London Heathrow Airport handled approximately 78 million passengers, up from 63 million in 2002.
Passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport

As well as being the most populous city in the European Union, London is also one of Europe’s major commercial hubs and has the largest city airspace in the world. There are eight airports serving the London area, including Gatwick (IATA: LGW), Stansted (IATA: STN) and Heathrow (IATA: LHR). London Heathrow Airport is the largest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest in the world, handling well over 65 million passengers annually. To put this figure into perspective, the airport handled more passengers in 2011 than the airports in Orlando and Philadelphia combined. In 2011, around 77.4 million passengers boarded or left the planes at Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK) in China, while the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta (IATA: ATL) handled some 92.4 million passengers in the same year.

After the reopening of Terminal 2 (the Queen's Terminal) on June 4, 2014, Heathrow is back to operating five terminals. Terminal 5, which was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008, resulted in construction costs of some 5.6 billion euros (or about 4.7 billion British pounds), making it one of the most expensive airport restructuring projects worldwide. The airport is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings, which itself is owned by Spanish construction contractor Ferrovial (one of the largest European construction companies). In 2014, Heathrow Airport Holdings generated total revenue of around 2.7 billion British pounds (or about 3.76 billion US dollars).
Show more
Loading statistic...
Number of passengers (in millions)
200263
200363.2
200467.1
200567.7
200667.3
200767.9
200866.9
200965.9
201065.8
201169.4
201270
201372.3
201473.4
201575
201675.7
201778
Number of passengers (in millions)
200263
200363.2
200467.1
200567.7
200667.3
200767.9
200866.9
200965.9
201065.8
201169.4
201270
201372.3
201473.4
201575
201675.7
201778
Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
Description Source More information
This statistic represents passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport from 2002 through 2017. In 2017, London Heathrow Airport handled approximately 78 million passengers, up from 63 million in 2002.
Passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport

As well as being the most populous city in the European Union, London is also one of Europe’s major commercial hubs and has the largest city airspace in the world. There are eight airports serving the London area, including Gatwick (IATA: LGW), Stansted (IATA: STN) and Heathrow (IATA: LHR). London Heathrow Airport is the largest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest in the world, handling well over 65 million passengers annually. To put this figure into perspective, the airport handled more passengers in 2011 than the airports in Orlando and Philadelphia combined. In 2011, around 77.4 million passengers boarded or left the planes at Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA: PEK) in China, while the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta (IATA: ATL) handled some 92.4 million passengers in the same year.

After the reopening of Terminal 2 (the Queen's Terminal) on June 4, 2014, Heathrow is back to operating five terminals. Terminal 5, which was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008, resulted in construction costs of some 5.6 billion euros (or about 4.7 billion British pounds), making it one of the most expensive airport restructuring projects worldwide. The airport is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings, which itself is owned by Spanish construction contractor Ferrovial (one of the largest European construction companies). In 2014, Heathrow Airport Holdings generated total revenue of around 2.7 billion British pounds (or about 3.76 billion US dollars).
Show more
Release date
February 2018
Region
United Kingdom (England)
Survey time period
2002 to 2017
Supplementary notes
The figures for 2011 and 2016 are taken from previous editions.
The figures for 2002 through 2010 are taken from a presentation, published by BAA Airports Limited in 2012. The values have been rounded.

More information

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Basic Account

Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Register for free

Premium Account

Your perfect start with Statista

  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account

Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

Send request

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax
   (New York residents only).
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

London (UK)
London (UK)

All Information
in one Presentation

London (UK)

Everything On "London (UK)" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

I think of Statista as Google for researchers. Statista provides you with the information you search for right away.
Dr. Horst Stipp

Dr. Horst Stipp
EVP, Research & Innovation, Advertising Research Foundation

Statistics on "London (UK)"

  • Demographics
  • Economic indicators
  • Crime
  • Transport
The most important statistics
  • Tourism
  • Homelessness & Poverty
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Statistics on the topic

Topics

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.

News
News