12-Oct-2010 10:32 AM

BAA pax traffic up 3.3%, Heathrow achieves record growth

UK’s BAA reports pax traffic up 3.3% – traffic highlights in Sep-2010:

  • Passenger numbers (UK): 10.0 million, +3.3%;
  • Aircraft movements (UK): 81,585, +1.1%;
    • London Heathrow: 40,002, +5.6%;
    • London Stansted: 13,167, -8.4%;
    • Edinburgh: 9,604, +1.2%;
    • Glasgow: 6,569, -1.4%;
  • Air cargo (UK): 144,469 tonnes, +11.8%;
    • London Heathrow: 123,680, +12.2%;
    • London Stansted: 18,246, +12.3%;
    • Edinburgh: 1,618,-18.7%;
    • Glasgow: 380, +7.6%. [more]

BAA: “The growth was supported by the reinstatement of flights previously removed from schedules and consolidated due to the recession and encouraging signs that business people are travelling again, following disruption in the early part of the year, caused by poor weather and the volcanic ash cloud.” Company Statement, 11-Oct-2010.

BAA: “Heathrow's record September figures underline that transport links are vital to our economy. The growth reflects an improved outlook for our airline customers and an increase in business confidence, as shown by cargo figures which continue to outperform the pre-recession peak. Our GBP1 billion-a-year investment programme continues, in order to offer our growing numbers of passengers a quicker, easier and more enjoyable travel experience. We have much still to do but are pleased to see a steady improvement in passenger perceptions of the airport." Colin Matthews, CEO. Source: BAA, 11-Oct-2010.

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