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Aviation

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many air passenger movements there were through the UK in each of the last three years; and what estimate his Department has made of the number in each year to 2014. (250098)

Civil Aviation Authority statistics on the number of terminal passengers at UK airports are reported in Transport Statistics Great Britain 2008', available at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/tsgb/.

The Department for Transport's forecasts of terminal passengers are reported in 'UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts 2009', available at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pqr/aviation/atf/

The following table shows: Civil Aviation Authority statistics on the number of terminal passengers at UK airports in 2005, 2006, and 2007; and, the Department for Transport's forecasts of the same for 2008 to 2014.

Passengers (million)

Outturn

2005

228

2006

235

2007

241

Forecast

2008

240

2009

245

2010

258

2011

268

2012

277

2013

288

2014

299

The forecasts of terminal passengers exclude some of the smallest UK airports covered by the outturn statistics. These account for around three million passengers per annum.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the research underlying figures 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 in his Department’s publication UK Air Passenger Demand and carbon dioxide forecasts. (250357)

The research underlying figures 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 of “UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts 2009” is set out in chapter 2 of the same report, with further detail in annexes A-D.