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Heathrow records October half term weekend passenger increase

Almost 850,000 people travelled on flights from Heathrow Airport last weekend ahead of the half term break

Almost 850,000 people travelled on flights from Heathrow Airport last weekend ahead of the half term break.

More than 200,000 passengers passed through the UK’s only hub airport during the weekend, which represents a 7.2 percent increase on the total recorded during the corresponding weekend last year.

Friday was the busiest day for London’s largest airport, when it accommodated almost 220,000 airline customers.

Nick Cullen, Heathrow’s chief operating officer, said 2010’s half term weekend is "even more popular than last year".

"The rise reflects Heathrow’s unique position as a hub airport, which means we are able to offer exciting and diverse destinations like New York and Dubai amongst more than 180 cities all around the world," he commented.

The top five most popular destinations from Heathrow during the October half term are New York, Dubai, Dublin, Amsterdam and Paris.

A new exhibition featuring Britain’s top Olympians, High Performance, will be based at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 until the end of January.

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