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Distribution of travel purpose from London Heathrow airport in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2004 and 2017
Purpose of air travel at London Heathrow airport in the United Kingdom (UK) 2004-2017
This graph shows the different reasons that people travelled by air from London Heathrow airport between 2004 and 2017. Over this period, the highest share of passengers travelling from London Heathrow were travelling to visit friends or relatives.
Distribution of travel purpose from London Heathrow airport in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2004 and 2017
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Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2004 to 2017

Number of respondents

58,337*

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* n (2017) = 58,337; Base of previous years provided by the source. ** In 2006, "Holiday" includes some cases which were classified as "leisure unspecified".

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.

Purpose of air travel at London Heathrow airport in the United Kingdom (UK) 2004-2017
This graph shows the different reasons that people travelled by air from London Heathrow airport between 2004 and 2017. Over this period, the highest share of passengers travelling from London Heathrow were travelling to visit friends or relatives.
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