Heathrow’s bumper July gives BAA hope of recovery
sign that the worst of the UK aviation downturn may be over
total traffic for the latest 12 months is down 3% at 65.7m passengers.
register growth in July, the other being Edinburgh, up 5.6% year-on-year to 955,800
stabilising passenger figures".
traffic and 4.8% in long-haul traffic, excluding the North Atlantic. Transatlantic
traffic fell 8%.
Terminal 5, though most of it was down to an improved performance from British
Airways, whose traffic rose by 1% last month.
cut from 7.6% in June to 4.8% in July, while month-on-month Stansted improved
from a drop of 11.5% to one of 5.7%.
go in search of the sun
escape the dismal weather.
said the surge was in part down to families giving up on hopes of a holiday here
and booking a last-minute break abroad.
near record performance by boosting its passenger numbers at Heathrow – up by
1 per cent on July last year.
start of the school holidays. But the weather may have been a factor in boosting
numbers to its near record level.’
to 40 per cent up on last year.
of a holiday in the UK might have been a good idea a few months ago, but the reality
just shows how desperate people are to get away.’
date are down 3 per cent to 37.7million. This July is third behind the record
6.53million passengers in July 2006, and 6.50million in July 2004.
per cent on July 2008, compared with decreases of 5.9 per cent in June and 7.3
per cent in May.
which last month reported its first April to June loss.
opening in Spring 2007, T5 has now settled down and is proving its worth to passengers
and the airline, says BA.
A BA spokesman said: ‘Terminal 5 is working really well and more than 30 million
customers have used it so far. It is by the far the best airport experience
in the UK. It has helped us to deliver Heathrow’s best punctuality and baggage
performance for many years.’
2.4 per cent on July 2008, compared with decreases of 5.9 per cent in June and
7.3 per cent in May.
and 4.8 per cent in long-haul traffic, excluding North Atlantic flights. But UK
domestic traffic was 4.8 per cent lower and European charters fell 18.6 per cent.
airports – Gatwick, Stansted and either Edinburgh or Glasgow . It also owns Aberdeen
and Southampton airports.