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Airports (Landing Charges)

Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has as to by how much more or less than the retail prices index landing charges at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester have increased in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

There is no standard index for charges at each of these airports. An approximation is provided by aggregate traffic income per passenger. The table shows aggregate traffic income per passenger for the period 1978–79 to 1986–87 indexed relative to the RPI.

1978–79 = 100
HeathrowGatwickStanstedManchester
1978–79100100100100
1979–8093907796
1980–8112410799108
1981–82117100101108
1982–831058275100
1983–841008992103
1984–8589917795
1985–8684958091
1986–8780959090

Note: Figures prior to 1983–84 include security levy paid to the then Department of Trade.