Heathrow August 2011 Traffic Stats

Heathrow airport claims to have had the biggest August ever noted, as August saw Heathrow’s terminals handle 6.6 million passengers, 0.7% up the previous year.

BAA also claim that 82% of seats on flights from the airport were taken, marking a good month for commercial aviation which has recently been suffering.

There are various reasons for the growth, one being that the British summer was one of the worst on record, prompting many Brits to book last minute breaks to the sun.