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BAA reports 2.5% rise in July passenger numbers

BAA reports 2.5% rise in July passenger numbers

Airports operator BAA has today reported a rise in passenger numbers at its six British airports in July. BAA, which is majority-owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, said 11 million passengers flew from its UK airports during the month – a rise of 0.8% on an annual basis. Meanwhile, Heathrow, which is the UK’s main airport, saw [...]

August 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BAA ordered to sell airports

BAA ordered to sell airports

Airport operator BAA has been ordered to sell Stansted Airport and either Glasgow or Edinburgh airports, it has been confirmed. BAA, which is majority-owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, has been under investigation by the Competition Commission since 2007. In its final ruling, the Commission said the sale of the airports was fully justified and the sale [...]

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BAA reports 9.2% rise in May passenger numbers

BAA reports 9.2% rise in May passenger numbers

Airports operator BAA has today reported a sharp rise in passenger numbers at its six British airports in May. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, said 9.3 million passengers flew from its UK airports during the month, boosted by the late Easter holiday and the Royal Wedding, which led to an increase in [...]

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BAA reports 0.9% rise in March passenger numbers

BAA reports 0.9% rise in March passenger numbers

Airports operator BAA has today reported a marginal rise in passenger numbers at its six British airports in March. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, said 8.27 million passengers flew from its UK airports during the month, compared with 8.19 million in the same month a year ago. Heathrow, which is the UK’s [...]

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BAA reports 10.9% fall in December passenger numbers

BAA reports 10.9% fall in December passenger numbers

Airports operator BAA has today reported a sharp fall in passenger numbers at its six British airports in December - hit by the heavy snowfall which gripped most of the country during the month. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, said the big freeze cost it £24 million as Heathrow and other airports [...]

January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More
BAA boss forgoes bonus over travel chaos

BAA boss forgoes bonus over travel chaos

Heathrow airport’s boss, Colin Matthews, has announced he will forgo his 2010 bonus after saying he was “responsible” for the recent crisis at the snow-hit airport. Mr Matthews said: “We’ve had a crisis here. I am responsible and I have decided not to take my bonus.” However, BAA would not disclose what Mr Matthews’ six-figure [...]

December 22, 2010 | 0 Comments More
BAA reports 3.3% rise in September passenger numbers

BAA reports 3.3% rise in September passenger numbers

Airports operator BAA has today reported a rise in passenger numbers at its six British airports in September - picking up from recent falls. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, said passenger traffic grew 3.3% in September year-on-year. The group said 9.9 million passengers flew from its UK airports during the month. Meanwhile, [...]

October 11, 2010 | 0 Comments More
BAA reports 0.6% fall in August passenger numbers

BAA reports 0.6% fall in August passenger numbers

Airports operator BAA has today reported a further fall in passenger numbers at its six British airports in August, hit by a weak holiday market, caused by economic uncertainty. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, said passenger traffic fell 0.6% in August year-on-year. The group said 10.6 million passengers flew from its UK [...]

September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
BAA and Unite reach agreement to stop airport strike

BAA and Unite reach agreement to stop airport strike

Travellers can breathe a sigh of relief this morning after it has been announced that airports operator BAA and the Unite union have reached an agreement which will see the threat of strike action called off. A day of talks yesterday between the two parties at the central London offices of the conciliation service ACAS [...]

August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Union and BAA in talks to avoid airport strike

Union and BAA in talks to avoid airport strike

Talks are ongoing between airports operator BAA and the Unite union to try to avoid strike action which could see six UK airports shut down over the crucial bank holiday period. Face-to-face talks between the two parties are taking place at the central London offices of the conciliation service ACAS and comes after BAA voted [...]

August 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
IATA reports rise in demand for premium tickets

IATA reports rise in demand for premium tickets

It appears the airline industry is recovering after a devastating time during the recession, which saw a slump in air travel. According to the airline industry body, International Air Transport Association (IATA), the number of passengers purchasing premium airline tickets grew again in June with demand for premium tickets up 16.6% on year. This compares [...]

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BAA staff vote in favour for strike action

BAA staff vote in favour for strike action

Travel chaos is looming after airport operator, BAA, has voted in favour of strike action, the Unite union has announced today. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, owns six airports: Heathrow, Stansted, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Southampton. These airports would have to close on any strike days, as crucial staff including fire-fighters, security [...]

August 12, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Travel chaos looming as BAA votes for strike action

Travel chaos looming as BAA votes for strike action

Holidaymakers could be facing further travel chaos after it emerged that airport operator, BAA, has voted for strike action. The results of the ballot are expected later today and Unite members who include fire-fighters, security staff and ground staff at airports, are in a dispute over pay. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, [...]

BAA: June passenger numbers hit by BA strike

BAA: June passenger numbers hit by BA strike

BAA has today reported a further fall in passenger numbers at its six British airports in June, as a result of the British Airways (BA) strikes during the month. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, said passenger traffic fell 1.7% in June year-on-year - due to the ongoing disruption from the strike. So [...]

July 12, 2010 | 0 Comments More
BAA: May passenger numbers hit by volcanic ash cloud

BAA: May passenger numbers hit by volcanic ash cloud

BAA has today reported a further fall in passenger numbers at its six British airports, as a result of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud, which affected UK airspace during the month. BAA, which is majority owned by Spain’s Ferrovial, said passenger traffic fell 4.5% in May year-on-year. However, London’s Heathrow airport was worst affected seeing [...]

June 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
BAA: April passenger numbers down due to volcanic ash cloud

BAA: April passenger numbers down due to volcanic ash cloud

BAA has today reported a fall in passenger numbers at its six British airports, after the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud forced UK airspace to close. The volcano, located under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier about 100 miles east of the capital Reykjavik, erupted in the early hours of 14 April. The massive cloud of ash is a [...]

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BAA: Passenger numbers down due to BA strike

BAA: Passenger numbers down due to BA strike

BAA has today reported a fall in passenger numbers at its six British airports, due to seven days of strikes by British Airways (BA) cabin crew. BAA said passenger traffic fell 1.5% year-on-year in March and lost a total of 200,000 passengers at its UK airports because of the industrial action. Heathrow airport saw 180,000 [...]

April 12, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Gatwick airport sale hits BAA

Gatwick airport sale hits BAA

UK airports operator BAA has reported a pre-tax loss of £784.7 million for the first nine months of the year, compared with a £519 million loss a year earlier. The group said it had lost £225 million on Gatwick Airport, which it confirmed it had sold last week for £1.51 billion. However, today BAA said [...]

October 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More
BAA confirms sale of Gatwick airport

BAA confirms sale of Gatwick airport

BAA has today confirmed the sale of Gatwick airport to Global Infrastructure Partners for £1.51 billion. The sale of the airport is due to be finalised at the end of the year - subject to approval by the European Union. The sale marks the end of BAA’s 40-year monopoly of London’s three main airports - [...]

October 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Ryanair reduces Stansted flights and urges Government to scrap tourist taxes

Ryanair reduces Stansted flights and urges Government to scrap tourist taxes

A dispute with airport owner, BAA, has led Ryanair to reduce its services at Stansted Airport. The budget airline said it will cut the number of aircraft it runs at the Essex airport by 40% in its winter schedule, and will slash the number of flights by 30%, blaming higher charges. The reduction means the [...]

July 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More