Overall passenger traffic at BAA’s six UK airports fell by 4.2% in 2009 in comparison to the previous year.
In December, the airports saw a total of eight million passengers, which is a decline of 0.9% compared with December 2008, while total passengers traffic stood at 106.9 million in 2009.
Heathrow Airport recorded a 1.2% increase in passengers while Stansted Airport saw a decline of 2.6% in December, which is the airport’s best performance since March 2008.
December 2009 traffic at Glasgow Airport declined by 8.8% year on year. It also fell by 4.4% at Edinburgh Airport, 9.4% at Aberdeen Airport and 5.9% at Southampton Airport in comparison with the same month last year.
Weather conditions caused an estimated 1.9% reduction in passenger numbers across Europe and North America.
Annual passenger figures in 2009 reveal that Heathrow traffic declined by 1.5%, Stansted was down 10.7%, Southampton Airport declined by 8.2%, Glasgow Airport dropped 11.3% and Aberdeen Airport fell by 9.4%, while Edinburgh Airport’s traffic rose by 0.6%.