Heathrow sees the busiest day in the history of the airport

A record 262,000 passengers flew in or out of Heathrow last Sunday.

A record 262,000 passengers flew in or out of Heathrow last Sunday, making it the busiest day in the history of the airport.

More than 7.8 million passengers passed through the doors during the month, driven by larger and more complete aircraft to the US. UU And new services to Asia-Pacific.

Nine new routes to Chinese destinations have been opened in the last two years, with Hainan, Tianjin and Beijing Capital airlines connecting the United Kingdom with Changsha, Xi'an and Qingdao.

A record 262,000 passengers flew in or out of Heathrow last Sunday.

A record 262,000 passengers flew in or out of Heathrow last Sunday.

However, the airport's chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, said the passengers' experience was still affected by long lines of passport control. He wants more passengers to be able to use electronic doors.

He said: "It is brilliant to see that even more international visitors come to the United Kingdom and supercharge the country's economy this summer.

"However, all too often your first impression of the United Kingdom is a long queue of immigration.

"The Ministry of the Interior should allow visitors from low-risk countries, such as the US, to use the same electronic doors as EU visitors to give them a warm welcome." This week, the head of British Airways, Alex Cruz, played long lines and asked the Home Office to put an end to the "farce border."

Cruz said that Heathrow missed its goal of non-EEA arrivals 8,298 times, and had already lost its goal more than 6,000 times this year.

The objectives are a wait of up to 25 minutes for British and EU passengers, and up to 45 minutes for non-Europeans. It is understood that 95% of the time between January and June was met.

However, occasionally passengers have been waiting in line for three hours.

Heathrow also faces legal action as a group of local councils challenges the new runway planned for the airport.

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