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  • Operational data

    Daily operational data gives you the breakdown of daily operational statistics.

    Below you can find a breakdown of some monthly and yearly operational statistics.

    Below is a breakdown of the percentage of time we were on westerly and easterly operations.

    Monthly wind direction

    2022 Westerly % Easterly %
    January 96 4
    February 93 7
    March 27 73
    April 46 54

     

    2021 Westerly % Easterly %
    January 67 33
    February 56 44
    March 80 20
    April 40 60
    May 77 23
    June 58 42
    July 73 27
    August 58 42
    September 66 34
    October 89 11
    November 88 12
    December 71 29

     

    Annual wind direction

    Year Westerly % Easterly %
    2000 78 22
    2001 70 30
    2002 69 31
    2003 63 37
    2004 78 22
    2005 72 28
    2006 71 29
    2007 73 27
    2008 73 27
    2009 75 25
    2010 66 34
    2011 71 29
    2012 77 23
    2013 67 33
    2014 70 30
    2015 73 27
    2016 70 30
    2017 81 19
    2018 63 37
    2019 75 25
    2020 81 19
    2021 71 29

    Below is a breakdown of the percentage of aircraft that used the designated arrival runway and preferred departure runway.

    Runway adherence

    2022
    Arrival adherence % Departure adherence %
    January 98.1 99.8
    February 93.6 95.2
    March 97.8 99.9
    April 99.2 99.9

     

    2021
    Arrival adherence % Departure adherence %
    July 99.9 99.9
    August 96.6 98.4
    September 99.5 100.0
    October 98.5 98.6
    November 98.1 99.6
    December 98.4 99.9


    Runway adherence reporting was suspended from 1 January to 4 July 2021 during single runway operations. The figures for July 2021 exclude 1-4 July.

    Below is a breakdown of the percentage of aircraft that used the designated arrival runway and preferred departure runway.

    Route usage for westerly operations

    route usage map

    Monthly route usage for westerly operations

    2022 BPK % CPT % DET % MAXIT % GOGSI % UMLAT %
      January   19 17 22 18 10 14
    February 17 11 23 19 13 13
    March 15 15 25 19 10 15
    April 16 18 26 19 8 13

     

    2021 BPK % CPT % DET % MAXIT % GOGSI % UMLAT %
      January   26 19 21 17 5 13
    February 27 22 19 14 2 15
    March 27 23 20 15 3 12
    April 25 24 20 16 4 10
    May 21 22 20 17 6 14
    June 21 18 18 18 9 16
    July 14 15 21 25 9 16
    August 15 16 22 27 9 12
    September 18 13 21 25 10 13
    October 19 14 21 23 9 14
    November 21 18 21 19 9 13
    December 20 16 20 19 9 16

     

    Annual route usage for westerly operations

    Year BPK % CPT % DET % MAXIT % GOGSI % UMLAT %
    2005 22 11 23 18 6 20
    2006 23 10 26 16 6 20
    2007 23 11 24 16 7 18
    2008 22 10 26 15 6 21
    2009 22 12 26 17 5 19
    2010 22 13 26 16 6 17
    2011 23 13 26 17 6 16
    2012 22 14 26 17 5 15
    2013 22 14 26 16 5 16
    2014 23 14 26 16 6 17
    2015 22 15 27 16 5 15
    2016 23 16 26 16 5 14
    2017 23 15 25 16 6 15
    2018 23 13 25 16 6 16
    2019 23 13 25 16 6 17
    2020 23 14 23 18 7 14
    2021 20 17 21 21 8 14

    Route usage for easterly operations

    route usage map - Easterley

    Monthly route usage for easterly operations

    2022 BPK % ULTIB % CPT % DET % MODMI % GASGU %
      January   25 12 20 19 16 8
    February 17 15 13 27 18 10
    March 16 15 16 26 18 10
    April 16 12 20 26 19 8

     

    2021 BPK % ULTIB % CPT % DET % MODMI % GASGU %
      January   25 11 19 19 18 8
    February 28 11 25 20 14 2
    March 28 10 25 20 14 3
    April 25 9 26 20 16 3
    May 20 15 19 19 20 8
    June 18 15 20 22 17 9
    July 15 13 15 23 26 9
    August 5 13 11 23 29 9
    September 18 12 15 23 24 9
    October 17 13 11 24 24 10
    November 20 13 18 22 19 9
    December 21 10 21 23 17 8

     

    Annual route usage for easterly operations

    Year BPK % ULTIB % CPT % DET % MODMI % GASGU %
    2005 22 19 12 23 18 6
    2006 22 20 11 25 17 5
    2007 24 18 13 24 16 6
    2008 22 19 13 26 15 6
    2009 24 17 14 24 17 5
    2010 23 15 14 24 17 6
    2011 25 15 14 23 17 5
    2012 25 14 16 23 17 5
    2013 25 14 16 23 17 5
    2014 24 15 16 24 15 6
    2015 21 13 17 27 15 5
    2016 23 13 17 27 16 5
    2017 24 15 16 25 16 5
    2018 23 16 15 27 16 4
    2019 22 15 15 25 16 7
    2020 25 11 18 24 16 7
    2021 20 12 18 22 20 8

    Below is a breakdown of track keeping for westerly and easterly operations. This shows the proportion of departures that operated up to an altitude of 4000ft within the Noise Preferential Routes (NPRs).

    Track keeping for westerly operations

    route usage map

    Monthly track keeping for westerly operations

    2022 BPK % CPT % DET % MAXIT % GOGSI % UMLAT %
      January   99.6 99.9 94.3 99.0 99.7 99.7
    February 99.6 99.6 93.5 99.1 99.6 99.5
    March 99.8 100.0 96.1 97.7 99..7 99.7
    April 99.4 99.6 95.0 98.9 99.8 98.5

     

    2021 BPK % CPT % DET % MAXIT % GOGSI % UMLAT %
      January   99.7 99.1 92.7 99.3 100.0 100.0
    February 100.0 100.0 94.6 99.4 100.0 99.7
    March 99.6 99.1 92.7 97.8 99.5 99.3
    April 99.4 99.4 93.2 97.3 100.0 99.5
    May 99.0 97.4 93.5 96.6 98.8 98.1
    June 99.6 99.9 93.6 96.6 100.0 99.5
    July 98.9 97.8 94.1 97.1 99.1 97.6
    August 98.5 98.0 95.0 97.1 98.0 99.1
    September 99.4 99.6 96.2 99.9 99.3 99.5
    October 99.5 99.5 95.6 100.0 99.7 99.6
    November 99.7 99.9 92.8 97.4 100.0 99.9
    December 99.8 99.7 93.3 98.9 99.8 99.8

    Track keeping for easterly operations

    route usage map

    Monthly track keeping for easterly operations

    2022 BPK % ULTIB % CPT % DET % MODMI % GASGU %
      January   100.0 98.3 35.4 98.9 98.7 100.0
    February 99.2 100.0 22.6 100.0 100.0 98.6
    March 99.5 99.3 39.3 99.4 99.4 99.7
    April 99.5 98.8 48.4 99.8 99.5 100.0

     

    2021 BPK % ULTIB % CPT % DET % MODMI % GASGU %
      January   99.8 99.5 41.4 99.1 76.5 79.4
    February 99.0 97.5 33.3 99.7 59.8 47.4
    March 100.0 100.0 55.7 100.0 100.0 97.1
    April 99.5 99.3 36.2 99.8 79.9 75.5
    May 98.8 99.5 36.5 100.0 90.6 93.5
    June 99.0 97.8 34.8 98.9 78.7 75.1
    July 98.8 98.9 40.8 98.6 98.0 97.1
    August 97.9 99.4 45.9 100.0 99.4 100.0
    September 99.5 99.3 42.5 99.9 99.8 99.4
    October 99.6 97.8 38.9 98.5 99.7 99.2
    November 99.7 99.0 48.5 100.0 100.0 100.0
    December 99.1 98.1 34.8 99.6 99.0 99.7

     

    Heathrow is legally capped at 480,000 Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) per year. Below is a breakdown of annual flight movements, including scheduled passenger and cargo flights, charter passenger and cargo flights, and government charter flights.

     

    Year Flights Average Daily
    2000 459,698 1,256
    2001 457,644 1,254
    2002 460,303 1,261
    2003 457,027 1,252
    2004 469,763 1,284
    2005 471,986 1,293
    2006 470,786 1,290
    2007 475,713 1,303
    2008 473,139 1,296
    2009 460,026 1,260
    2010 449,220 1,231
    2011 476,197 1,305
    2012 471,341 1,288
    2013 469,552 1,286
    2014 470,695 1,290
    2015 472,067 1,293
    2016 473,231 1,297
    2017 474,033 1,299
    2018 475,624 1,303
    2019 475,874 1,304
    2020 200,952 549
    2021 190,032 521