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Airports Policy

Volume 984: debated on Monday 12 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade to what extent he has been successful in securing the transfer of scheduled airline passengers from Heathrow to Gatwick.

As a result of the policies set out by my right hon. Friend on 9 October 1979 the British Airports Authority has announced that over 20 new scheduled services are expected to start operating from Gatwick during 1980. Under the recent agreement reached with the United States all new United States services including those to new United States gateways will operate from Gatwick.