Record-breaking month for Heathrow

Heathrow handled 5.4 million passengers last month - up 3.1% on November 2011 and its best November ever.

Numbers were swelled by a slightly-later school half-term holiday, while last November saw disruption at the west London airport.

Airport bosses said taking these and other factors into account, the underlying increase last month was 0.4%.

On average, Heathrow's flights were 72.8% full last month - another record for November.