- Passenger numbers: 5.8 million, stable year-on-year;
- Cargo volume: 118,686 tonnes, -2.5%;
- Aircraft movements: 38,948, -1.1%.
BAA reported traffic between London Heathrow and Brazil, India and China continued to grow in Apr-2012 with the highest increase coming from Brazil at +11.7%. Load factor at the airport also increased 0.1 ppt to 76.4% in Apr-2012, with the average number of seats per aircraft also increasing by 1.1% to 197.6, consistent with the airport having reached its cap on the number of flights, according to BAA. [more - original PR]