Scottish Airports Hit Hard Times

11 August 2009 (Last Updated August 11th, 2009 18:30)

According to reports, airport passenger figures have fallen sharply in Scotland over the last four months. Glasgow airport saw passenger figures drop by 12.9% last year while Glasgow and Aberdeen airports have also experienced dwindling numbers. Over 2 million passengers were

According to reports, airport passenger figures have fallen sharply in Scotland over the last four months.

Glasgow airport saw passenger figures drop by 12.9% last year while Glasgow and Aberdeen airports have also experienced dwindling numbers.

Over 2 million passengers were handled by the three airports last month, which is a combined decrease of 4.6%. Edinburgh airport, however, recorded strong growth in July with a 5.6% increase.

BAA Scotland is confident there are signs of the market stabilising and has pointed out that July was the smallest fall in numbers since January.