Heathrow airport passes 70m passenger milestone

Posted: April 11, 2012 in Airlines, Aviation & Airports (General News), Heathrow
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UK’s busiest airport sees 70 million passengers pass through its terminals in a 12-month period for the first time.

Planes queuing for takeoff at Heathrow airport. Photograph: David Pearson/Alamy

Planes queuing for takeoff at Heathrow airport. Photograph: David Pearson/Alamy

Heathrow airport saw 70 million passengers pass through its terminals in a 12-month period for the first time in March.

BAA – which also owns Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports – said the figures showed the airport’s “resilience” amid challenging economic conditions.

Heathrow’s five terminals dealt with 5.7 million passengers in March, a 6.9% rise on the previous year as pre-Easter traffic occurred in March, rather than April.

BAA airports saw a 4% rise in passengers in the month to 8.6 million as growth at Glasgow and Aberdeen was offset by declines at Stansted, Edinburgh and Southampton.

The airline operator, part-owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, is working on another legal challenge against a requirement to sell Stansted, after it lost an appeal against the decision earlier this year….

Read the full Press Association story at The Guardian here….


Press Association
guardian.co.uk, Wed 11 Apr 2012


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