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Facts and figures

Size

  • Total size of Heathrow Airport: 1,227 hectares
  • Number of runways: 2
  • Length of runways: Northern 3,902m x 45m. Southern 3,658m x 45m.

Movements

  • Annual air transport movements in 2013: 469,552
  • Daily average air transport movements in 2013: 1,286

Aircraft stands

  • Number of aircraft stands served by an air bridge: 125
  • Number of remote stands: 49
  • Number of cargo stands: 12

Destinations and airlines

  • Number of airlines: 82
  • Number of destinations served: 180 (in 85 countries)

Most popular destinations

  • New York (JFK)
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Frankfurt
  • Amsterdam

Passenger numbers

  • Number of passengers arriving and departing per day: average 191,200 (split 50/50 between arriving and departing)
  • Number of passengers arriving and departing in 2013: 72.3 million
  • Busiest day ever recorded (passenger numbers): 30 June 2013 with 238,949
  • Busiest year ever recorded (passenger numbers): 2013 with 72.3 million
  • Percentage of international passengers in 2013: 93% (67.3 million)
  • Percentage of domestic passengers in 2013: 7% (5 million)
  • Percentage of business travellers in 2013: 30% (20.7 million)
  • Percentage of other leisure travellers in 2013: 70% (49.3 million)
  • Percentage of transfer passengers in 2013: 37% (26.0 million)

Passenger volume by terminal (millions) 2012:

  • Terminal 1 – 13.8 million passengers on 114,830 flights
  • Terminal 2 – currently under development
  • Terminal 3 – 18.4 million passengers on 92,639 flights
  • Terminal 4 – 10.4 million passengers on 60,109 flights
  • Terminal 5 – 29.8 million passengers on 199,627 flights

Cargo

  • Cargo tonnage in 2013: 1.42 million metric tonnes

Terminals

Areas per terminal:

  • Terminal 1 – 74,601 square metres
  • Terminal 2 – current under redevelopment
  • 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

Year each terminal opened:

  • Terminal 1 – 1968
  • Terminal 2 – 2014*
  • Terminal 3 – 1961
  • Terminal 4 – 1986
  • Terminal 5 – 2008

*Currently under development

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Avro Lancastrian, 1946

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