Traffic information for the UK BAA airports (February 2010)
This graph shows information related to the UK BAA airports.
On a UK map, the six BAA airports (London Heathrow, London Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen) are indicated. For each, you can see its number of passengers in February 2010, and a comparison (up or down) to February 2009 figures.
BAA claims that the main reason for the increase in passengers (Heathrow, Southampton, Edinburgh) is the (better) weather conditions (compared to February 2009). In addition Edinburgh won some more traffic because of rugby activities.
Main reason for the decrease in other airports (Aberdeen, Glasgow, Stansted) is the general bad economy.
There is also a pie graph showing the ‘share’ each airport has to the total number of passengers served in all UK BAA airports for the same period.
I have been designing maps, diagrams, information cards, plans and other graphics-related material for BAA the last 2 years, so this graph comes out of personal interest and curiosity.
Of course it is also inspired and uses as its source the latest (February 2010) traffic figures BAA has published.
February 2010 traffic figures