13 September 2007

The UK passenger numbers flat ex-LHR in decline

The numbers for Air4Cast for the balance of the year are predicting another banner year in air travel. Yet there is some discouraging news for the new owners of BAA. UK traffic is just creeping along at 2% growth for the whole coutry. Which given the continued rise in regions travel means very real passenger declines at LHR and LGW. With Ryanair pulling back at STN for the winter months we may also see some real decline YoY for that airport too. Contrast this with the overall market and in particular advances at LHR's major competitors with EU in general reporting 6% plus for the year.

OK enough already, the UK government needs to step into the mess and address the rot. Of BA will move traffic from its flagship base to the Continent.

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