Airport News

July was third busiest in Heathrow Airport's history

Mon, 17 Aug, 2009

Heathrow Airport has reported one of the most successful months in its history.

Just under 6.5 million passengers passed through the travel hub in July, which represents a 0.9 per cent rise on the same month last year, according to BAA figures.

BAA, which also owns a number of other UK airports, also reported that Glasgow Airport reported a rise in passenger traffic during the period.

The Scottish airport showed a 5.6 per cent growth in passenger numbers and is the fourth month in a row that it has showed an increase, reaching just over 818,000 people.

Among the company's other airports Stansted and Gatwick both suffered declining visitor numbers, although the fall was not as pronounced as in June.

The bad weather in Britain has been attributed with a last minute surge in foreign holidays, which could explain the success at some of Britain's largest airports.

Joe Evans

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