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Airports: South East

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what forecast he has made of the number of passengers using each airport in the south-east in 2030 on the basis of the most recent gross domestic product forecasts from HM Treasury. (288044)

The Department for Transport’s latest forecasts of the number of passengers using each airport in the south-east in 2030 are given in table G3, page 135 of “UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts”, published in January 2009. This is available at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/aviation/atf/co2forecasts09

No update of these forecasts is currently available. The Department aims to publish updated forecasts when there is a policy need, as it did alongside the announcement of policy decisions on the future development of Heathrow airport.