13-Sep-2010 12:02 PM

BAA reports record traffic at Heathrow; overall traffic down 0.6%

BAA’s London Heathrow Airport reported record August traffic, second-busiest month on record. Traffic highlights in Aug-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 10.6 million, -0.6%;
  • Aircraft movements: 84,019, +0.5%;
    • London Heathrow: 41,016, +0.4%;
    • London Stansted: 14,250, -7.7%;
    • Glasgow: 6,520, -1.1%;
    • Edinburgh: 9,851, +1.2%;
    • Aberdeen: 8,290, -0.9%;
  • Air cargo: 145, 669 tonnes, +13.7%;
    • London Heathrow: 127,200, +14.3%;
    • London Stansted: 16,199, +12.5%;
    • Edinburgh: 1,435, -16.5%. [more]

BAA: "Relative to other UK airports, Heathrow benefited from its greater exposure to the business travel sector, while the other UK airports in the group depend more on the currently weak UK outbound leisure market, which continues to be adversely affected by the continuing economic uncertainty that has led to casualties among smaller UK tour operators. The main driver of growth at Heathrow is European scheduled traffic, which was up by 10.4% on the back of an 8.3% increase in seat capacity compared with August 2009. At Stansted, reductions in airline seat capacity contributed to a 6.1% drop in passengers carried. Glasgow also saw a sharp decrease in capacity (-8.4%) which is the major factor behind a 9.4% drop in passengers.” Company Statement. Source: BAA, 10-Sep-2010.

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