Bigger jets boost flyers from Heathrow

Heathrow will pack in almost 71 million passengers next year, 1.2 per cent more than in the last 12 months, as airlines use more A380s and other large jets on its landing strips.

The airport reckons more occupied seats on bigger jets, plus increased aeronautical tariffs set by the industry watchdog and an expected growth in passenger shopping, will help revenues shoot up 9.7 per cent to £2.4bn in 2013.

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