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BAA announces 0.8% increase in April 2005 traffic figures

BAA`s seven UK airports handled 11.5 million passengers in April, an increase of 0.8% on the same month last year…

BAA`s seven UK airports handled 11.5 million passengers in April, an increase of 0.8% on the same month last year. The lower than usual growth was primarily the result of the early Easter. Underlying growth, calculated by combining March and April figures to eliminate the Easter timing effect, was 4.2%.



Despite the Easter effect, the only major area to show a decline in April compared to the same month last year, was the short haul charter market (-21%). European scheduled traffic was up 1.8%, North Atlantic traffic was unchanged, while Other Long Haul routes continued a trend of strong growth with a 6.9% gain. Domestic services attracted 1% more passengers.



All the airports were impacted by the early Easter. Heathrow dipped 0.8% while Gatwick recorded a gain of 0.5%, helped by growing low cost services and new long haul routes. Stansted gained 3.4%, while new routes and additional frequencies at Southampton enabled a 19.5% increase. At BAA`s three Scottish airports a combined increase of 2.9% was recorded. Edinburgh recorded a 3.9% increase, Glasgow 0.7%, and Aberdeen 5.8%.



BAA`s airports handled 2.7% more air transport movements in April, while cargo tonnage was 4.6% higher than a year ago.

BAA Traffic Summary
April 2005
Air Transport
Movements
Month %
change
*12
months
to Apr 05
%
change
Heathrow 39,096 1.4 470,084 1.6
Gatwick 19,724 4.7 245,983 4.6
Stansted 14,584 -1.1 176,636 0.4
London 73,404 1.7 892,703 2.2
Southampton 3,619 19.7 38,558 8.8
Glasgow 7,438 0.7 93,527 4.7
Edinburgh 9,765 1.9 112,747 3.8
Aberdeen 7,382 9.3 84,868 7.1
Scottish 24,585 3.7 291,142 5.0
BAA Total 101,608 2.7 1,222,403 3.0

BAA TRAFFIC SUMMARY
April 2005
Cargo Cargo %
change
*12 months
to Apr 05
%
change
Heathrow 108,058 3.1 1,326,740 7.5
Gatwick 17,869 -3.0 215,596 -3.8
Stansted 21,490 22.5 232,459 10.7
London 147,417 4.7 1,774,795 6.4
Southampton 18 -18.2 257 -15.5
Glasgow 569 1.8 8,663 41.6
Edinburgh 2,251 -0.5 28,139 7.3
Aberdeen 321 14.2 3,914 10.9
Scottish 3,141 1.2 40,716 13.5
BAA Total 150,576 4.6 1,815,768 6.5

MARKET COMPARISON: April 2005
Market BAA Total for
Apr 04
(in 000`s)
Month
BAA Total for
Apr 05
(in 000`s)
Month
% change
Domestic 2,247 2,270 1.0
Eire 531 558 5.1
European Scheduled 4,607 4,692 1.8
European Charter* 766 607 -20.8
North Atlantic 1,565 1,565 0.0
Other Long Haul 1,670 1,787 6.9
Total 11,386 11,478 0.8
*includes North African Charter

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