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Northolt Airport

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many civil aircraft flights have taken place to and from Northolt airport in each year since 1955; what are his future projections; and if he will make a statement.

I have been asked to reply.Figures as far back as 1955 are not available except at disproportionate cost. The number of civil flights each year since 1965 is as follows:

Number
19651,292
19661,216
19671,230
19681,006
19691,053
19701,454
19711,522
19721,649
19731,706
19742,689
19753,071
19763,248
1977*1,924
19782,453
19792,677
19802,689
19813,660
19824,331
19833,140
19843,414
* the runway was shut for 4 months in this year
On present trends, the figure for 1985 will be about 3,800. Although we are attempting to facilitate the use of Northolt by business aircraft as far as is consistent with defence requirements, we do not anticipate any major change in the volume of civil traffic.