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BA growth

BRITISH AIRWAYS said its mainline scheduled passenger traffic in July grew by 17.8 per cent on the same month last year. But with available seat kilometres showing growth of 21.1 per cent, this resulted in a 2.1 point decline in the passenger load factor to 75.6 per cent, it said.

Premium traffic, affected by last year's industrial dispute, showed growth of 14 per cent against growth in the main cabin of 18.4 per cent, it added. After allowing for the effects of the dispute, July traffic growth would have been broadly in line with June this year, BA said.