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Passengers at Heathrow down by 73% in 2020 due to Covid

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Just 21.1m travellers passed through London airport – smallest number since 1975 Passengers at Britain’s biggest airport slumped by 73% in 2020 to the smallest annual number since 1975 due to the travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Just 22.1 million travellers passed through Heathrow last year, 59 million fewer than in 2019. December figures were higher than November, rising to 1.1 million as Britain came briefly out of lockdown, but finished 83% below the previous December as the new variant of Covid-19 led to more border closures and halted many flights.
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