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`Full' Heathrow Adds 1.6 Million Passengers Aided by Bigger Jets

  • Europe's biggest hub boosts tally 2.2% to almost 75 million
  • Planes using crowded London airport now average 209 seats

London’s Heathrow Airport, which has operated close to the capacity of its two runways since the start of the decade, boosted passenger numbers to just short of 75 million last year as airlines deployed bigger jets to beat the cap on flights.

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