Busiest ever month for BAA’s airports

BAA’s UK airports handled a total of 15.1 million passengers in July, an increase of 0.2 percent, making it BAA’s busiest ever month.
Of the major markets, European scheduled traffic was up 2.8%, and other long haul traffic grew 3.0%.

European scheduled traffic increased 2.8%, whilst other long haul saw gains of 3.0%. European charter fell 7.3%. Domestic and Irish Republic traffic fell 3.0% and 3.4% respectively. North Atlantic traffic was down 0.4%.

Of the individual airports, Gatwick grew 1.8%, whilst Stansted gained 2.2%. Heathrow’s traffic was down 1.7% and Southampton dipped 0.6%. In Scotland, Aberdeen and Edinburgh saw respective gains of 10.6% and 6.3%. Glasgow fell by 6.4%.

The total number of air transport movements at BAA airports rose 1.3%, whilst cargo tonnage was down 1.5%.