Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in Britain. Around 70 million passengers pass through every year. The airport is the most important base for British Airways in the UK. Virgin Atlantic also have a significant presence. Heathrow is the main UK destination airport for scheduled flights with national airlines from all over the world. 86 airlines fly to 183 destinations in 90 countries.
A comprehensive choice of destinations includes virtually all of the world’s major cities. Flights to North America combined with all other long-haul flights account for around half of all passenger traffic. About 40% of passengers are flying to Europe. Heathrow also offers flights to the Republic of Ireland and domestic airports in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
You will not find budget, charter and low-cost airlines at Heathrow. Low-cost and charter flights from London depart from Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and Southend
Main flight operators from Heathrow:
Top 10 international destinations (passenger numbers) in 2011:
• New York
• Hong Kong
• Los Angeles
Find live flight information at www.heathrowairport.co.uk/