Heathrow noticed passenger numbers fall by 73 per cent final yr as Covid-19 restrictions took an enormous toll on the aviation sector.
In complete 22 million individuals handed by way of the airport.
In December, passenger numbers plummeted 83 per cent when in comparison with 2019, as fears in regards to the new pressure of Covid-19 meant international locations shut their borders to the UK.
Alongside this, thousands and thousands of individuals have been pressured to cancel Christmas journey plans as restrictions have been tightened on the final minute.
The approval of the primary vaccines in November was perceived to be a turning level for the business, however the complication of recent, extra transmittable strains of the virus has led to additional groundings.
At one level following the information greater than 50 international locations had closed their borders to the UK for worry of spreading it.
The airport additionally stated that its annual cargo volumes fell 28 per cent as fewer passenger planes meant there was much less house obtainable for items.
Heathrow chief government, John Holland-Kaye, stated: “The previous yr has been extremely difficult for aviation.
“Whereas we help tightening border controls briefly by introducing pre-departure testing for worldwide arrivals, in addition to quarantine, this isn’t sustainable.
“The aviation business is the cornerstone of the UK financial system however is combating for survival.
“We’d like a highway map out of this lockdown, and a full waiver of enterprise charges.”