Heathrow rail disruption: 1-9 October

Due to planned industrial action, public transport to and from Heathrow will be disrupted from 1 October - 9 October. Please plan your journey in advance and ensure you leave enough time to get to the airport as roads may be busier than normal.

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  • Facts and figures

    Facts and figures

    Size

    • Total size of Heathrow Airport: 1,227 hectares
    • Number of runways: 2
    • Length of runways: Northern 3,902m x 50m. Southern 3,658m x 50m.

    Aircraft stands

    • Number of aircraft stands served by an air bridge: 133
    • Number of remote stands: 64
    • Number of cargo stands: 15

    Destinations and airlines

    • Number of airlines: 84
    • Number of destinations served: 203 (in 84 countries)

    Most popular destinations

    1. New York (JFK)
    2. Dubai
    3. Dublin
    4. Amsterdam
    5. Hong Kong

    Terminals

    Terminal areas
    • Terminal 2 – 40,000 square metres
    • Terminal 3 – 98,962 square metres
    • Terminal 4 – 105,481 square metres
    • Terminal 5 – 353,020 square metres

    Figures do not include Flight Connections Centre and passenger piers

    Terminal openings
    • Terminal 1 (opened 1968 - closed 2015)
    • Terminal 2 (opened 2014)
    • Terminal 3 (opened 1961)
    • Terminal 4 (opened 1986)
    • Terminal 5 (opened 2008)

    Flights 2018

    • Annual air transport movements: 475,624
    • Daily average air transport movements: 1,303

     

    Passenger numbers 2018

    • Annual passengers: 80.1 million
    • Daily average total number: 219,458  (50.5% arrivals / 49.5% departures)
    • Busiest day ever recorded (passenger numbers): 29 July 2018 with 261,909
    • Busiest year ever recorded (passenger numbers): 2018 with 80.1 million
    • Percentage of international passengers: 94% (75.3 million)
    • Percentage of domestic passengers: 6% (4.8 million)
    • Percentage of business travellers: 33% (26.5 million)
    • Percentage of leisure travellers: 67% (52.1 million)
    • Percentage of transfer passengers: 30% (24 million)

    Passenger volume by terminal (millions) 2018:

    • Terminal 2: 18.5 million passengers on 118,335 flights
    • Terminal 3: 19.5 million passengers on 94,019 flights
    • Terminal 4 – 9.4 million passengers on 49,660 flights
    • Terminal 5 – 32.8 million passengers on 210,723 flights

    Cargo volume 2018

    • Cargo volume: 1.70 million metric tonnes