The figure represents an increase of 0.3% on September 2013, and it says growth continued to be supported by “larger, fuller, quieter aircraft”, while seats per aircraft increased 0.4% to 204.8, while load factors increased 1.1 percentage points to 81%.
Passengers per aircraft rose 1.5% to 165.9, and within emerging markets, volumes increased 17.6% to Mexico, 14.9% to China and 10.3% to Brazil.
Heathrow says it continues to welcome the transfer passengers that make such long-haul routes viable, with volumes increasing 2.9%.
Meanwhile, cargo was up 7.8% overall, increasing 57.2% to Mexico, 52.2% to Nigeria, 37.1% to Russia, 25.6% to China and 20.8% to India.
The world’s third busiest hub, says two independent polls underlined growing support for Heathrow’s expansion amongst MPs and local residents, and explains that a majority of MPs now support an additional runway at Heathrow, with 91% of those who support also believing it will secure parliamentary approval, a survey by Ipsos MORI has found.
Local residents it says are also “more in favour of expansion” at Heathrow, with 49% supporting an additional runway and 32% opposing, a Populus study has found.
Heathrow CEO, John Holland-Kaye, explains: “September saw growing support from MPs and local residents for expansion at Heathrow as the best solution to the UK’s hub capacity crisis.
“Heathrow handles a quarter of all British exports by value, but is full. More and more people are asking "how can we double Britain's exports if we don't expand Heathrow?”