Airports suffer 11% drop in passenger numbers

Sunday 16 March 2014 02:10

The number of passengers using the UK's main airports fell 11.3 per cent last month compared with a year ago, as 10.6 million travellers passed through the seven UK airports run by BAA.

The group attributed 2 to 3 per cent of the reduction to the fact that Easter was in March last year. North Atlantic traffic fell the most last month – dropping 17.6 per cent. European scheduled airline passenger numbers were 11 per cent down and domestic traffic dipped 8.6 per cent, but South American traffic rose 8.9 per cent.

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