Transportation

Britain's Heathrow Airport slashes outlook, loses European crown

Key Points
  • Heathrow says it now expects 37 million people to travel through the airport in 2021, much lower than the 63 million passengers it had been guiding for in June.
Passengers, wearing protective face masks, walk through the international arrivals hall after arriving at Terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport in London, U.K., on Monday, June 8, 2020.
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Britain's Heathrow Airport slashed next year's outlook for passenger numbers as the pandemic continues to crush demand for flying, and said it was no longer the busiest airport in Europe, ceding the crown it had held for decades to Paris.

Heathrow on Wednesday said it now expected 37 million people to travel through the airport in 2021, a much weaker recovery than it had been guiding for in June when it guided that 63 million passengers would use it.