London Heathrow Airport as Britain’s only hub airport, is home to over 80 airlines, serving 184 destinations in 84 countries. On average, Heathrow handles over 191,000 passengers every day. It is the busiest airport in Europe and the third busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.
Heathrow has the highest retail sales of any airport in the world ahead of South Korea’s Incheon airport in second place. Gross retail sales at Heathrow increased in 2011 to £1,7 billion, while Net Retail Income per passenger increased by 4.4% to £5.82 in 2012. At Heathrow, there are over 400 different outlets and over 120 global brands with the World Duty Free as a second biggest partner, after British Airways.