Skip to main content

Heathrow Airport: Passengers

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of air passenger journeys made to Heathrow Airport by (a) underground, (b) rail, (c) car and (d) taxi in each year from 2000 to 2009. (323782)

The following table shows the mode of transport used to get to/from Heathrow airport by terminating passengers in each year from 2000 to 2008. Data for 2009 are not available.

Tube (percentage)

Rail (percentage)

Private car (percentage)

Taxi/minicab (percentage)

Other (percentage)

Total terminating passengers (million)

2000

14

8

34

26

18

44.7

2001

13

8

35

27

17

41.1

2002

13

9

36

26

16

39.6

2003

14

9

36

25

16

40.1

2004

14

9

35

26

16

43.6

2005

13

10

34

26

17

43.6

2006

13

9

34

28

16

44.2

2007

15

10

33

27

16

44.0

2008

16

10

31

26

17

43.0

Notes:

1. These results are based on a survey of departing passengers only; that is those flying from Heathrow and excluding transfer passengers. It is assumed that arriving and departing passengers share the same modal characteristics.

2. Where there is more than one mode of transport used, the final mode is presented in this table.

3. ‘Other’ includes bus/coach, hire car, and other modes of transport.

Source:

Civil Aviation Authority's Passenger Survey