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British Airways (Flight Diversions)

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many British Airways flights were diverted to regional airports during the recent engineers dispute at Heathrow; if he will list the airports and the number of flights involved; and if he will indicate the number of protests about noise received by his Department at each airport handling the extra traffic.

No long-haul flights were diverted to regional airports in the United Kingdom. Short-haul arrivals were diverted from Heathrow in the following numbers:

Birmingham1
Bournemouth (Hurn)55
East Midlands (Castle Donington)8
Gatwick3
Luton10
Southampton229
Stanstead10
No complaints relating to these diversions have been received by the Department.