Stansted Airport Numbers Down

Stansted Airport passenger numbers fell last month, in contrast to other BAA aiports around the country.

The number of passengers handled at BAA's six UK airports rose 3.8%, compared with January 2010, the company announced.

But passenger numbers at the Essex terminal fell 5.8%, as Edinburgh showed an increase of 13.6%, Aberdeen 9.1%, Glasgow 8.0% and Southampton 4.8%.

European scheduled traffic rose 2.7% while North Atlantic numbers increased by 3.2%.

Other long-haul routes rose 4.5%, including increases of 30% on routes to China and rises of 10% on Indian services.