78 million passengers travelled through London Heathrow Airport in 2017, up 3.1% on last year, driven up by larger and fuller aircraft. It also became one of the fastest-growing major European cargo hubs, with 1.7 million metric tonnes travelling through the airport.

Heathrow’s annual noise and contour report revealed that the airport’s noise footprint was at its smallest recorded level in 11 years, as a result of working with airlines to encourage the use of quieter aircraft and a decrease in night flights.

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