Heathrow hit by £2bn loss as airport calls for more Covid support


Passenger numbers slumped to 22.1m in 2020, the smallest annual total since 1975

Heathrow airport plunged to an annual £2bn loss in 2020 as the pandemic closed borders and the government restricted most international travel, underlining the impact of Covid-19 on aviation.

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Britain’s largest airport said the number of passengers who passed through slumped to 22.1 million last year, more than half of whom travelled in January and February, a fall of 73% compared with a year earlier and the smallest annual total since 1975.

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