Heathrow business travel lagging in COVID bounceback

Britain's main travel hub forecasts it will reach 90% of pre-pandemic levels in 2023

Feb 27, 2023

London's Heathrow Airport expects passenger numbers this year to be at the upper end of its forecasts, as demand continues to bounce back after COVID restrictions despite business travel lagging.

Key takeaways

  • Pent-up demand for leisure travel after three years of COVID-19 restrictions is driving passenger numbers;
  • Business travelers represented 28% of passenger numbers during the final three months of 2022, compared with 32% in the same period pre-pandemic;
  • Consulting companies, banks, tech companies, who are big travelers, are pulling back on travel as they're making the cost reductions.

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