Busiest airports in the United Kingdom by total passenger traffic


Busiest airports in the United Kingdom by total passenger traffic

The tables below contain United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority data from 2006 and 2002, on the busiest airports in the United Kingdom by total passenger traffic, including information on international, domestic and transit counterparts. The data also shows total aircraft movements and cargo volume handled at each airport.

London serves as the largest aviation hub in the world, with five international airports, handling around 137 million passengers annually [ [http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=80&pagetype=88&sglid=3&fld=2006Annual CAA Airport Statistics - Table 9] ] , more than any other cityFact|date=February 2008. The United Kingdom is home to many of Europe's largest and busiest airports as well as the busiest international airport in the world, London Heathrow Airport, which handles over 60 million international passengers annually. This is over 10 million more than its closest competitor (Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France)Fact|date=February 2008.

London's second busiest airport, London Gatwick, is the world's busiest single runway airport.

2007 - 10 largest airports

"Source: United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority" [http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=80&pagetype=88&sglid=3&fld=1997Annual]

Future airport expansion

* London Heathrow - A fifth terminal opened on 27 March 2008, increasing the total passenger numbers potentially to over 90 million, possibly making Heathrow the world's busiest airport. However, serious delays and glitches remain. Plans for a third runway could increase aircraft movement dramatically and see over 115 million passengers using Heathrow annually.Fact|date=February 2008 See also Future of Heathrow
* London Stansted - Plans to increase Stansted's usage are also underway. See Proposed expansion
* Manchester - Expansion of services and facilities at Manchester Airport estimates a usage by 50 million passengers in 2030, which is twice as many as the airport handles now. Manchester also plans to accommodate the Airbus A380 in the near future. Fact|date=February 2008 See Manchester Airport Future
* London Luton - Luton's usage has increased by around 900% between 1991 and 2006, however plans for another runway and new terminal were scrapped due to financial reasons.Fact|date=February 2008 See Development plans and the future
* Birmingham - Birmingham Airport also has plans to expand, with a new terminal due for completion in 2012.Fact|date=February 2008 See Birmingham International Airport Future
* Other - Numerous UK airports are expanding to accommodate the new Airbus A380, and even the smaller airports such as Blackpool International are becoming larger and more popular due to demand.Fact|date=February 2008

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See also

*World's busiest airports by traffic movements
*World's busiest airports by passenger traffic
*World's busiest airports by international passenger traffic
*World's busiest airports by cargo traffic
*World's largest airlines
*Transport in the United Kingdom
*Air transport in the United Kingdom

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