The number of people travelling through BAA's UK
airports increased by 0.3% to 10.9 million in July 2010.
recorded its busiest ever month, with 6.7 million people making
journeys through the airport - 3.5% more than last year. Sunday,
18 July was Heathrow's busiest ever day, with 232,000 passengers.
Across BAA, the fastest growing market in July
was Europe, with an increase of 2.9% combining both charter and
scheduled flights. Long-haul traffic was up by 0.5% but domestic
traffic was 4.6% lower than last year.
The main source of
passenger growth at Heathrow was the European market, where
additional capacity fuelled an increase of 9.5%.
At Stansted, a near 8% drop in seats offered
produced a similar drop of 7.2% in passengers, while in Scotland
additional capacity helped to produce an overall increase of 6.6%
in passengers travelling to and from Europe.
At the individual
airports, Aberdeen's traffic fell by 4.1%, Edinburgh grew by 0.6%
and Glasgow recorded a drop of 3.6%. Southampton's July numbers
were down 1.4%, while traffic at Naples increased by 6.1% in the
In total, the number of air transport movements
at BAA's UK airports was 0.4% down on last year (Heathrow was up
2.9%), while cargo activity remained very strong with a 17.9% an
increase across the group and a 19.1% increase at Heathrow.
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