UK CAA said the country's airports handled 218 million passengers in 2009, a 7.3% decline from the prior year. The drop was the largest single-year decrease for 65 years and marked the first time that traffic fell for two straight years. "Passenger numbers are now back to the level they were six years ago and, although they will certainly rebound, the pace of recovery is uncertain and it could be a number of years before they reach their peak level again," Director-Economic Regulation Harry ...

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