- Passenger Numbers: 14.4 million, -3.1% year-on-year;
- Cargo volume: 134,431 tonnes, -7.5%;
- Aircraft movements: 108,604, -5.2%;
- Heathrow: 39,621, -3.0%;
- Gatwick: 25,031, -3.5%;
- Stansted: 15,436, -7.3%.
BAA: “Heathrow’s traffic performance in July and August was good. The airport benefits from being the hub of a strong international route network, which is important both socially and economically…However, industry conditions remain difficult. A continuation of the improving trend at Heathrow depends on business travellers re-establishing face-to-face contact with global markets," Colin Matthews, BAA’s Chief executive, Source: BAA, 10-Sep-2009.