Travellers love Heathrow – honest

Statistics do not of course lie, so the news this morning from BAA that the much maligned Heathrow Airport saw passengers numbers positively boom by 6.5% in August, compared to the same month in 2006, comes as welcome news for the UK airports group.

The results will bring much comfort to BAA, which has taken such a massive press battering for service deficiencies at Heathrow and Gatwick.

Overall, BAA’s UK airports handled a total of 15.2 million passengers in August, an increase of 5.9%, making it BAA’s busiest month.
Of the major markets, European scheduled traffic was up 8.2%, North Atlantic traffic grew a wopping 10.2% and other long-haul traffic increased 6.1%.

Heathrow remains a traffic magnet and it will take a lot to shift it from its position as the world’s most popular international airport.

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2 Responses to Travellers love Heathrow – honest

  1. Dan 15 September, 2007 at 6:37 am #

    Reading your article would almost have us believing the headline. Surely the statistics show that the ailine’s using heathrow “Love Heathrow” and not the people using it, As some of the comments i have herd go something like “you find better airports in third world countries” or simply “It’s the largest building site in the world it even has it’s own airport”.
    I think the headline should read “Don’t believe what you read”.

  2. Dan 15 September, 2007 at 6:46 am #

    Maybe some of the statatitions should visit this link before making remarkable comments like “Travellers Love Heathrow”

    http://travel.latimes.com/message-boards/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=215

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