BAA has reported a 3.4% rise in the number of passengers through its airport in the month of October, compared to the same time last year. Some 9.75 million passengers passed through BAA airports during the month, which the airport operator, which owns Heathrow and Stansted, says is due to an increase in business travellers for the rise. Cargo traffic was also strong, with a 12.5% rise in tonnage handled. Traffic at Heathrow rose 7.2% last month to just under 6.01 million. Edinburgh saw a rise of 3.5%, while Southampton rose 1.0%. Elsewhere the numbers were not as positive. Glasgow

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