Flights take off

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The British Airports Authority has announced an increase in passenger numbers for June this year over 1992. Heathrow passengers rose 5.8 per cent to 4.19 million and Stansted 8 per cent to 283,700; Gatwick dropped 1.2 per cent to 1.89 million. Scottish airports rose 5.2 per cent. European scheduled traffic rose 6.3 per cent; North Atlantic flights were up 3.9 per cent, other long-haul flights by 5.2 per cent.