BAA’s traffic down 6.3 per cent

Passenger numbers
through BAA’s UK airport fell 6.3 per cent in January compared to the same
period in 2008, although Heathrow recorded a drop of only 2.1 per cent.

A total of 9.4
million passengers travelled through BAA’s seven UK airports, a fall of just
over 145,000 passengers. UK domestic traffic was down 12 per cent, with North
Atlantic traffic falling by 5.9 per cent.

The largest fall
in numbers was seen at Glasgow airport, which saw a fall of 12.2 per cent. Stansted’s
traffic was down 11.2 per cent, while gatwick’s fell by 10.8 per cent. Heathrow
fared better, with a drop of just 2.1 per cent.

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