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Airports: Passengers

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passengers on international flights went through (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick and (c) Stansted airports in the most recent year for which figures are available. (127269)

Total passengers at an airport can be defined as all terminal and transit passengers. Terminal passengers include all terminating and transferring (interlining/connecting) passengers.

The number of terminal passengers on international flights is published in table 3 of "CAA Passenger Survey Report 2005".

The number of transit passengers is not available for international flights. Total transit passengers, both domestic and international, are published in table 9 of "CAA Airport Statistics 2005", CAA website: www.caa.co.uk.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of passengers on international flights transferred or transited at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick and (c) Stansted airports in the most recent year for which figures are available. (127270)

The number of transfer passengers on international flights is published as “connect” passengers in table 3 of "CAA Passenger Survey Report 2005".

The number of transit passengers is not available for international flights. CAA website: www.caa.co.uk .