Record day at Heathrow despite decline
Latest traffic statistics for June show a slight decline in traffic on the same month the previous year. Despite the decline, Heathrow set a new daily record of 1,385 movements on 29 June. The last record day at the airport was on 24 June 2008, when it had 1,383 movements.
Overall there were 198,063 flights in UK controlled airspace, as against 200,914 the previous year. All centres showed declines except Oceanic, where traffic was nearly the same as the previous year. All markets declined except transatlantic overflights, which increased by 4.4% on 2009. Full details are below.
|Jun 2010||Jun 2009||% gr||2010 to Date||2009 to Date||% gr|
|London Area Control||163,761||166,139||-1.4%||818,232||883,225||-7.4%|
|London Terminal Control||109,563||113,069||-3.1%||576,517||617,901||-6.7%|
|Manchester Area Control Centre||43,360||45,237||-4.1%||213,734||241,281||-11.4%|
|Scottish Area Control Centre||49,207||49,995||-1.6%||247,393||273,224||-9.5%|
|Oceanic Area Control Centre (Shanwick)||36,437||36,429||0.0%||180,540||191,780||-5.9%|