UK airport operator BAA has warned if winters continue to become colder and snow becomes more of a problem, the cost of protection airports against snow and ice disruption will be passed onto passengers. BAA estimates that the disruption caused by snow to Britain’s airports in December cost £24 million, and passenger numbers fell 10.9% to 7.2m in December compared with the same period in 2009. However, Colin Matthews, chief executive of BAA, says airlines need to take some of the blame as they had all agreed to a recovery plan with airlines that failed to take account of the

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