It appears business was as hot as the weather at the London International Airport in July.
The airport says it had 51,261 passengers last month, up 10 per cent from last June and the largest monthly passenger load ever recorded in London.
That follows a 16 per cent increase in June with 45,240 using the airport and a 13 per cent bump in May over 2015 with the airlines moving over 42,000 passengers in the month.
July was the fourth consecutive month passenger load records were broken.
“The growth at London International is what we have all been working towards and is rewarding to see,” Michael Seabrook, President and CEO of London International Airport.
The spike in travellers comes right on the heels of the end of direct flights to Chicago via United Airlines. It was announced earlier this year those flights would stop, and the direct flights ended in June.
It’s possible the London airport could hit the half a million passenger mark in 2016. If that were to happen, it would break the record set last year when 481,943 travellers flew out of London.
“Our staff, the airlines in London and all of our partners have made huge improvements in making our airport better,” Seabrook added.
In a release, the airport said passenger experience is one area that London International has seen the biggest improvement. In a recent survey, 88% of passengers said they were ‘very satisfied’ with their overall experience at London International.