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BAA records passenger increase at its airports

The number of passengers travelling on cheap flights from BAA's UK airports increased by 0.3 percent during July.

The number of passengers travelling on cheap flights from BAA’s UK airports increased by 0.3 percent during July.

Some 10.9 million people passed through the operator’s airports over the course of the month, with 6.7 million people travelling on flights to or from Heathrow alone – making it the busiest ever month at the UK’s largest airport.

Sunday July 18th was the busiest day on record at Heathrow, when it accommodated 232,000 passengers.

The single biggest source of passenger growth at the London airport came from the European market, with an enlarged capacity contributing to an increase of 9.5 percent.

It was a slightly different story at Stansted, where an eight percent fall in capacity resulted in a 7.2 percent decline in passengers.

Scotland recorded a 6.6 percent increase in the terms of the number of passengers travelling to and from Europe, a figure that was boosted by additional capacity.

BAA announced last month that Stansted Airport had been granted Code F status by the Civil Aviation Authority, which will allow it to accommodate Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 aircraft.

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