Passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport 2002-2018

Passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport between 2002 and 2018 (in millions)

by Jennifer Luty, last edited Apr 4, 2019
Passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport 2002-2018 This statistic represents passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport from 2002 through 2018. In 2018, London Heathrow Airport handled approximately 88.1 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 2018, Heathrow Airport Holdings generated total revenue of around 2.97 billion British pounds.
Show more

Passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport between 2002 and 2018 (in millions)

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

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.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
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.

Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.
Christof Baron

Christof Baron
CEO, MindShare Germany

Statistics on "London (UK)"
  • Demographics
  • Economic indicators
  • Crime
  • Transport
The most important statistics
  • Tourism
  • Homelessness & Poverty
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Topics
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.