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Jane Imrie

Heathrow set to lose number one spot to Paris as Britain leaves EU

Figures released this morning show that EU airport Charles de Gaulle is set to overtake Heathrow as Europe’s biggest airport hub.

According to an update from the airport, the Paris hub is growing at twice the size of Heathrow and could overtake as Europe’s number one hub in two years.

Over 6 million passengers travelled through the airport in January - an increase of 2.9 per cent.

UK routes led passenger growth, increasing by 10.2 per cent as more passengers travelled to Newquay and Guernsey.

Other top performing markets were the Middle East, which grew by 7.6 per cent and North America with an increase of 4.7 per cent.

Heathrow’s chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, commented: “If we are to be a truly global Britain, we need to be better connected to global markets than our rivals in Europe.

“It would be an economic disaster for the country to fall behind, just as we leave the EU.

“Heathrow’s new runway will make the UK a winner, connecting all of Britain to global growth and that’s why we need to get on with delivering it!”

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