July traffic figures BAAs UK airports handled a total of 15.1 million passengers in July, an increase of 0.2%, making it BAAs busiest ever month. Of the major markets, European scheduled traffic was up 2.8%, and other long haul traffic grew 3.0%.
European scheduled traffic increased 2.8%, whilst other long haul saw gains of 3.0%. European charter fell 7.3%. Domestic and Irish Republic traffic fell 3.0% and 3.4% respectively. North Atlantic traffic was down 0.4%. Of the individual airports, Gatwick grew 1.8%, whilst Stansted gained 2.2%. Heathrows traffic was down 1.7% and Southampton dipped 0.6%.
In Scotland, Aberdeen and Edinburgh saw respective gains of 10.6% and 6.3%. Glasgow fell by 6.4%. The total number of air transport movements at BAA airports rose 1.3%, whilst cargo tonnage was down 1.5%.