Airport News

Figures drop in May for BAA

Wed, 10 Jun, 2009

UK airport operator BAA has reported a fall in its traffic for last month.

The organisation, which is responsible for seven airports and is owned by Spanish firm Grupo Ferrovial, suffered a 7.3 per cent slide in passenger numbers in May.

Stansted experienced a drop of 18.5 per cent, with the decreases for Aberdeen and Glasgow being 14.1 per cent and 11.7 per cent respectively.

Gatwick had a 6.5 per cent decline and Heathrow's was 3.9 per cent.

But Edinburgh saw a rise of 1.4 per cent.

BAA said that demand is low but the trend had not seen a significant change since December.

Travellers can make bookings for airport parking online through the BAA website.

According to the organisation, this can be a cheaper option as well as making sure an airport parking bay is available.

BAA's prices are regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and the Competition Commission.

Joe Evans

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