BAA sets passengers record

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BAA, the UK's biggest airports group, shrugged aside competition from the Channel Tunnel and a difficult package holiday market to announce a record 91.8 million passengers for 1995. The figures included a 7.4 per cent rise in December to 6.6 million.

BAA said all large markets recorded increases in December, with the strongest growth of 14.5 per cent on long-haul routes. North Atlantic traffic increased 11 per cent, while domestic traffic saw a rise of 8 per cent, helped by new low fare services.