LONDON -- U.K. airports handled 181 million passengers in 2001, a
1% decline from the previous year, Britain's Civil Aviation
Authority said in a June 24 report.
The big drop was at London's Heathrow, which handled 60 million
passengers last year -- 6% fewer than in 2000. Gatwick's numbers
fell by 3%.
The smaller airports fared better, with passenger numbers at
Stansted up by 15%, at Luton up by 6% and at London City Airport up
by 2%. The largest drops overall were seen in the September to
December time period.