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14 April 2016 10:14
6.1m travellers passed through Heathrow last month
The number of travellers passing through Heathrow's terminals has hit an all-time high for March.
A total of 6.1 million passengers used the west London airport last month, a 2.5% rise compared with the same period last year.
Its figures show that emerging markets have driven up much of the growth. Trips to China were up by 12%, while visits to the Middle East rose by 9%, Mexico saw a 6% increase and journeys to India grew by 4%.
Airlines have benefited from new larger aircraft such as the Airbus A380, while Garuda Indonesia launched the UK's first direct service to Jakarta in March.
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Heathrow's chief executive John Holland-Kaye expressed his delight at the record figures for March, and hailed the UK's first direct connection to Indonesia.
He believes Garuda Indonesia's new route will be a "significant boon" for small businesses in the UK that are looking for new export opportunities in South East Asia's largest economy.
How other UK airports fared
Gatwick also saw a rise in passenger numbers last month, with 3.1 million travellers using the airport, up by 5.8% year on year.
Stansted saw a 13% rise as it welcomed 1.9 million passengers during March.
Dubai, Dublin, Amsterdam, Tenerife and Alicante were the most popular international destinations from Manchester Airport, which experienced 11% growth to 1.7 million passengers.
Luton Airport recorded 1.1 million passengers last month, a leap of 24% year on year.
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