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Tuesday 11 September, 2012

BAA Limited

August 2012 Traffic Figures

RNS Number : 9346L
BAA Limited
11 September 2012
 



11th September 2012

 

BAA Ltd

Traffic and business commentary August 2012

Brits Stay Home to Support Team GB

 

 

9.5m passengers passed through BAA's five airports in August 2012, down 2.0% on August 2011, including a drop of 1.9% at Heathrow to 6.5 million passengers. The reduction was more pronounced in the first two weeks of August (down 4.6%) than in the rest of the month (up 0.3%). This suggests a continuation of the 'Olympics effect' reported in July, with UK passengers staying at home as well as non-Olympic visitors from overseas choosing to defer their journeys.

 

Within the Heathrow figures, European scheduled traffic declined across the board, with only Denmark and Norway seeing an increase (1.2% and 4.0% respectively).  North Atlantic traffic continued to perform well, up 3.0% on last August, whilst Brazil and China increased 9.5% and 4.1%. India was down 8.7%.

 

Overall, passenger traffic at Heathrow in July and August has been lower than originally expected and the shortfall is not expected to be recovered later in the year.

 

At Stansted passenger numbers were down 5.2% compared with August 2011, whilst traffic through Southampton declined 6.4%. Traffic through Aberdeen was up 9.2% and at Glasgow up 3.1%, resulting in a total increase at the Scottish airports of 4.9%.

 

There were encouraging signs in the cargo business compared with August last year, up 2.6% across the group, 13.9% at Stansted and 0.4% at Heathrow.

 

BAA Chief Executive, Colin Matthews, said:

 

"We are proud of Heathrow's performance during London 2012, and warmly thank the volunteers, our own staff and the many other organisations who planned and delivered a warm and efficient welcome to Great Britain. We intend to combine the best of the Games experience with Heathrow's on-going investment programme to steadily improve the airport for our passengers and airlines."

 

For further information, please contact Heathrow media relations on 020 8745 7224.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terminal Passengers (000s)

 Month

% Change

Jan to Aug 2012

% Change

Sep 2011 to Aug 2012

% Change

Heathrow

         6,459.1

-1.9

46,620.8

0.6

       69,687.3

1.4

Stansted

         1,879.6

-5.2

11,818.1

-4.7

       17,455.8

-4.8

London Area Total

         8,338.7

-2.7

58,438.8

-0.5

       87,143.0

0.1

Southampton

            175.9

-6.4

1,139.1

-4.5

         1,708.5

-2.0

Glasgow

            703.5

3.1

4,786.9

3.8

         7,041.1

3.7

Aberdeen

            301.8

9.2

2,225.7

10.0

         3,305.4

10.9

Scottish Total

         1,005.2

4.9

7,012.6

5.7

       10,346.5

5.9

BAA UK Total

         9,519.8

-2.0

66,590.6

0.1

       99,198.1

0.7

 

 

 

Air Transport Movements

Month

% Change

Jan to Aug 2012

% Change

Sep 2011 to Aug 2012

% Change

Heathrow

          41,046

-0.3

317,337

-0.4

        474,889

1.1

Stansted

          12,893

-4.4

89,286

-4.6

        132,609

-4.8

London Area Total

          53,939

-1.3

406,623

-1.4

        607,498

-0.3

Southampton

            3,730

-6.3

26,331

-5.1

          39,492

-2.8

Glasgow

            6,696

2.4

48,800

2.5

          71,670

1.1

Aberdeen

            9,164

5.1

69,021

7.3

        102,363

8.2

Scottish Total

          15,860

3.9

117,821

5.3

        174,033

5.2

BAA UK Total

          73,529

-0.5

550,775

-0.2

        821,023

0.7


 






Cargo (Metric Tonnes)

 Month

% Change

Jan to Aug 2012

% Change

Sep 2011 to Aug 2012

% Change

Heathrow

        121,469

0.4

973,956

-1.6

     1,468,498

-1.4

Stansted

          19,083

13.9

140,385

3.2

        208,225

0.8

London Area Total

        140,552

2.1

1,114,341

-1.0

     1,676,723

-1.1

Southampton

                34

483.6

198

130.3

              244

65.9

Glasgow

              730

415.9

6,269

227.3

            7,355

137.4

Aberdeen

              607

26.1

4,973

29.2

            7,313

31.5

Scottish Total

            1,337

114.7

11,242

95.0

          14,667

69.4

BAA UK Total

        141,924

2.6

1,125,780

-0.5

     1,691,634

-0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Market comparison - UK airports    

BAA Total
Aug 2011
(000s)

BAA Total
Aug 2012
(000s)

% Change


 

 

Market

 

 


 

 

 

UK and Channel Isles

         1,169.5

         1,137.2

-2.8

 

 

 

Ireland

            373.3

            358.9

-3.9

 

 

 

European Scheduled

         4,316.2

         4,201.8

-2.7

 

 

 

European Charter*

            260.6

            250.2

-4.0

 

 

 

North Atlantic

         1,643.7

         1,694.1

3.1

 

 

 

Other Long Haul

         1,951.3

         1,877.6

-3.8

 

 

 

Total

         9,714.6

         9,519.8

-2.0

 

 

 




 

 

 

* includes North African Charter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Origins and destinations are classified according to ultimate origin or

 

 

 

destination of aircraft in the case of multi sector flights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Figures for the market sectors have been rounded. Totals as per Traffic Summary

 

 

 


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