Purpose of air travel at London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom (UK) 2004-2018

This graph shows the different reasons that people traveled by air from London Heathrow Airport between 2004 and 2018. Over this period, the highest share of passengers traveling from London Heathrow were traveling to visit friends or relatives.

Distribution of travel purpose from London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2004 and 2018

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2004 to 2018

Number of respondents

60,425 respondents

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Number of respondents is for the 2018 survey, base of previous years provided by the source.
Results are based on the CAA passenger Survey, which is carried out at selected airports each year.

Some figures have been rounded so not all years add up to 100.

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