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BAA reports pax up with solid Heathrow figures despite fragile economy

12-Apr-2011 11:15 AM

BAA reports passenger traffic up 0.9% - traffic highlights in Mar-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 8.27 million, +0.9%;
  • Aircraft movements: 77,337, +4.4%;
    • London Heathrow: 40,159, +7.5%;
    • London Stansted: 11,044, -6.5%;
      • London area total: 51,203, +4.1%;
    • Southampton: 3326, +0.6%;
    • Glasgow: 5747, +5.1%;
    • Edinburgh: 8602, +2.3%;
    • Aberdeen: 8459, +9.2%;
      • Scotland total: 22,808, +5.5%;
  • Air cargo: 152,623 tonnes, -1.4%;
    • London Heathrow: 130,909, -1.9%;
    • London Stansted: 19,148, +1.5%;
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      • London area total: 150,057, -1.4%;
    • Southampton: 12, +232.9%;
    • Glasgow: 274, -38.7%;
    • Edinburgh: 1738, +5.2%;
    • Aberdeen: 542, +21.3%;
      • Scotland total: 2554, +0.4%.
  • Market comparison:
    • UK and Channel Isles: 1.5 million, +1.5%;
    • Ireland: 362,400, -3.2%;
    • European scheduled: 3.5 million, +2.8%;
    • European charter: 100,900, -7.5%;
    • North Atlantic: 1.1 million, +0.2%;
    • Other long-haul: 1.7 million, -1.3%.

BAA: “Heathrow’s performance is solid, and the growth in traffic at our Scottish airports is encouraging. In the UK, consumer confidence remains fragile, affecting airports up and down the country. Continued rises in the price of oil are a concern for airlines and passengers in all our markets. While Stansted and Southampton’s traffic performance remains disappointing, both are well placed to benefit from an upturn in leisure travel as the economy improves.” Colin Matthews, CEO. Source: BAA, 11-Apr-2011.