Heathrow chief John Holland-Kaye has warned a lack of government action to support aviation is "weakening" the sector, risking making an eventual economic recovery even more difficult.
The airport on Wednesday (11 November) recorded an eighth consecutive month of what it described as "catastrophic decline", and warned November would be even worse owing to England returning to a state of national lockdown until at least 2 December.
It further bemoaned the government’s failure to approve its efforts to implement testing, claiming this was resulting in UK airports being left behind by their EU counterparts.
Last month, Heathrow had to concede its title as Europe’s busiest airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle, with Schiphol "close behind".
Heathrow’s traffic was down 82% year-on-year in October, with long-haul and "trade critical" markets worst affected due to the government’s "debilitating" quarantine requirements.