Heathrow airport, once the busiest airport in Europe, gave way to France's Charles de Gaulle airport for the first time in history, according to the latest statistics from Heathrow airport, UK, on the 28th local time. According to the data, from January to September this year, Heathrow Airport received 19 million tourists, compared with 19.3 million tourists at France's Charles de Gaulle Airport, while Amsterdam Airport in the Netherlands and Frankfurt Airport in Germany followed Heathrow Airport in passenger traffic volume. At this time last year, Heathrow had 61 million passengers and Charles de Gaulle had 58 million passengers.
Hollande kayer, chief executive of Heathrow airport, said the main reason for Heathrow's lagging behind was the government's slow action in providing rapid detection. Kayer believes that at present, airports in France, Germany, Canada and Ireland can provide rapid detection services for passengers. If the British government does not provide the same service before December this year, not only will the number of passengers using Heathrow Airport continue to decline, but also the jobs of airport staff will be hard to guarantee.
Source: CCTV news client