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14-Feb-2011 11:51 AM

BAA encouraged by 3.8% increase in Jan-2011 passengers

BAA reports passenger traffic up 3.8% – traffic highlights in Jan-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 7.5 million, +3.8%;
  • Aircraft movements: 72,530, +5.9%;
    • London Heathrow: 39,349, +8.9%;
    • London Stansted: 10,300, -8.8%;
    • Southampton: 2700, +6.0%;
    • Glasgow: 5314, +11.2%;
    • Edinburgh: 7673, +6.9%;
    • Aberdeen: 7194, +9.2%;
  • Air cargo: 134,102 tonnes, +8.5%;
    • London Heathrow: 116,176, +9.3%;
    • London Stansted: 15,578, +2.7%;
    • Southampton: 7, -37.8%;
    • Glasgow: 466, +134.9%;
    • Edinburgh: 1433, -7.0%;
    • Aberdeen: 411, +22.3%.
  • UK & Channel Islands traffic: 1.3 million, +8.3%;
  • Ireland: 300,000, -1.1%;
  • Europe scheduled: 2.9 million, +2.7%;
  • Europe charter: 90,500, -9.3%;
  • North Atlantic: 1.1 million, +3.2%;
  • Other long-haul: 1.9 million, +4.5%. [more]

BAA: “The underlying performance of our airports is strong, reflecting an improving economic environment. In particular, Heathrow’s strong performance and our GBP5 billion investment programme is good for the British economy and for passengers. In Scotland, we can see encouraging signs of growth, reflecting investment in new routes and we are pleased to see traffic at Southampton increasing.” Colin Matthews, CEO. Source: Company Statement, 11-Feb-2011.

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