BAA passenger numbers up in June
Passenger numbers at BAA airports increased by more than 4% last month, new figures have revealed.
A total of 9.9 million passengers went through the company’s six airports during June, a 4.4% rise compared with the same period last year.
The figures were boosted by the busiest-ever June experienced at Heathrow. The record month saw 6.1 million passengers handled at the west-London airport.
It experienced a boost in the number of people flying from the airport to Brazil, while US destinations also performed strongly.
In contrast, Southampton experienced a slight drop in passenger numbers – down by 0.8%.
Results for the firm’s three airports in Scotland were positive, with Aberdeen experiencing a 10.1% rise, Edinburgh up 7.6% while Glasgow saw 2.6% increase.
Gatwick, which was owned by BAA but is now run by US-based investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners, experienced a 5.2% increase in passenger numbers.
A 13.9% rise in scheduled traffic from Europe helped to boost numbers to 3.2 million during the month.
BAA chief executive Colin Matthews said: “June’s passenger figures are an early indication of a busy summer, and we will focus on delivering the best possible service standards at our most popular time of year.”
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