We were a disgrace but look how good we are now, boasts Heathrow chief as record numbers fly in
It’s the claim he will be hoping he will not regret as millions jet off on holiday.
The boss of Heathrow admitted the airport was a national disgrace 12 years ago – but is now something to boast about.
A record 38.1m passengers flew from the west London hub, pictured, during the six months to the end of June, a 2.5 per cent rise.
A record 38.1m passengers flew from Heathrow during the six months to the end of June, a 2.5 per cent rise
Revenues were up 2.3 per cent to £1.4billion.
Just last week passengers were left stranded after a computer meltdown. But chief executive John Holland-Kaye, 53, said: ‘Remember where Heathrow has come from.
‘We were a national disgrace 12 years ago when these investors came in.
‘They have rebuilt the airport, it’s now something we can all be proud of.’