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|London Goes Up and Away
- Big increase in passenger numbers for capital's three main airports
LONDON airports have seen a big increase in traffic over the last year, as the impact of the Iraq War has lessened and the economy has picked up.
Top of the heap in the capital was London's third airport, Stansted, which posted a whopping 33.9 per cent rise in passenger numbers from April 2003 to April 2004. Stansted has benefited more than most from the budget-airline phenomenon but mainstream airlines have also seen their seats selling faster than a year ago.
As a result Heathrow, London's biggest airport, served 14.8 per cent more passengers in April this year than last, while Gatwick's figures were up 8.4 per cent.