Airways says it is too early to estimate the impact of new UK
airport security measures on forward bookings, as it discloses a slight decline
in traffic for June.
in the UK has been
tightened following the vehicle attack on Glasgow
Airport on 30 June.
BA says that market conditions are “broadly unchanged” it has yet to assess the
potential knock-on effect of additional precautions. The airline has already
experienced related problems having been forced to cancel dozens of flights
from London Heathrow yesterday after a security alert.
flag-carrier was badly affected by heightened security measures imposed in
August last year.
June the airline’s traffic was down by 1.4%, which led to a slight dip in load
factor to 80.5%, although BA points out that premium traffic rose during the
month, and the overall decline was due to a fall in non-premium traffic.