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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

  • New York (JFK)
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Amsterdam
  • 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
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Our history

Vintage propeller airplane undergoing maintenance

From humble beginnings, Heathrow grew to be a major world airport.

Heathrow's history