In the financial results published today for the year ending 31 December 2020, Heathrow airport CEO, John Holland-Kaye reflected on “one of the most challenging years” in the company’s history. As this infographic summarises, the Covid-19 pandemic have caused passenger numbers to plummet, revenue to fall accordingly, and the airport to report losses of two billion pounds.
Nevertheless, Holland-Kaye remains “hopeful for 2021”, citing the expectation that the UK is “on the cusp of becoming the first country in the world to safely resume international travel and trade at scale”. In the prime minister’s ‘roadmap’ out of the current lockdown, non-essential international travel will not be allowed until 17 May at the earliest. This though is said to be subject to review though and the government will reassess the situation by 12 April, issuing a report recommending how international trips can resume safely.
This chart compares selected KPIs of Heathrow Airport in 2019 and 2020.
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