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13-Sep-2011 10:44 AM

BAA pax traffic flat in Aug-2011, Heathrow up slightly. Sees slowdown ahead

BAA reports passenger traffic rose 0.2% in Aug-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 10.7 million, +0.2%;
  • Cargo volume: 139,672 tonnes, -4.1%;
    • London Heathrow: 120,942, -4.9%;
    • London Stansted: 16,756, +3.4%;
    • Southampton: 6, -48.5%;
    • Glasgow: 142, -53.3%;
    • Edinburgh: 1344, -6.3%;
    • Aberdeen: 481, -7.5%;
  • Aircraft movements: 83,842, -0.2%;
    • London Heathrow: 41,168, +0.4%;
    • London Stansted: 13,487, -5.4%;
    • Southampton: 3981, -2.7%;
    • Glasgow: 6537, +0.3%;
    • Edinburgh: 9947, +1.0%;
    • Aberdeen: 8722, +5.2%.

UK's BAA director of strategy and forecasting Andrew Macmillan told the Financial Times the company expects a slowdown in passenger growth over autumn 2011, on the back of deteriorating global economic conditions.

“We had a record summer but would always urge some caution. Economic trends do suggest a slower autumn,” Mr Macmillan said, adding there was nothing to indicate a decline in business travel at BAA’s airports during Sep-2011.

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