UK Air Transport Movements in 2011 up a bit on 2010, but lower than any other year since 2003

Overall for the UK in 2011, the number of Air Transport Movements (commercial movements, not including hobby flying, general aviation etc) rose by +2.18%  compared to 2010.  The number of ATMs in 2011 was down 15% from the peak of  over 2.4 million  in 2007. At Heathrow, the number was very slightly higher than the previous peak, in 2007, and more significantly higher than more recent years. At Gatwick, the number of ATMs is lower than it was in 2005, to 2009. At Manchester, ATMs were slightly up on 2010, but very substantially lower than in earlier years. At Stansted, they were the lowest for the past 10 years. At Edinburgh the number was lower in 2011 than in 2004  to 2009. At Birmingham they were the lowest for 10 years. At Luton they were lower than in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 or 2009. And so on.

Number of Air Transport Movements (CAA data)

Airport 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
All UK airports 2,409,007 2,327,258 2,124,180 2,002,488 2,046,192
HEATHROW 475,789 473,207   460,178 449,271 476,295
GATWICK 258,921  256,352  245,377 233,553  244,571
MANCHESTER  206,503 191,228  162,126  148,876 158,025
STANSTED  191,522  177,285  155,985 142,993 136,899

Number of Air Transport Movements over the past 9 years, for the largest 40 airports in the UK.

CAA data from http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=80&pagetype=88&sglid=3&fld=2011Annual   Table 04 2

 

For all UK reporting airports, there were  2,046,192 ATMs, which is up  2.18%  from 2,002,488  ATMs in 2010.

The number of ATMs in 2011 was  down 15% from the peak of  2,409,007  in 2007.

Airport 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 % change 2011 from 2010
HEATHROW    457,077   469,786   472,041   470,891   475,789    473,207   460,178   449,271   476,295 6.02
GATWICK    234,455   241,174   251,953   254,414   258,921    256,352   245,377   233,553   244,571 4.72
MANCHESTER    191,518   208,493   217,987   213,026   206,503    191,228   162,126   148,876   158,025 6.15
STANSTED    169,219   176,769   178,012   189,995   191,522    177,285   155,985   142,993   136,899 -4.26
EDINBURGH    105,179   111,768   115,959   115,846   115,190    113,535   106,477   100,584   105,118 4.51
ABERDEEN       76,818     80,684      89,480      97,863   102,835    100,169     94,386     87,950     94,796 7.78
BIRMINGHAM    116,040   109,202   112,963   108,658   104,481    102,856     93,936     84,790     83,826 -1.14
LUTON       58,421     64,243      75,424      78,840     83,319      85,661     75,094     68,571     72,138 5.20
GLASGOW       88,076     92,146      96,555      96,754     93,668      86,647     74,051     68,871     69,932 1.54
LONDON CITY       48,019     53,199      60,693      66,129     77,274      84,074     66,907     59,919     61,064 1.91
EAST MIDLANDS INTERNATIONAL       54,010     55,904      53,811      56,305     61,496      66,111     57,410     52,108     54,413 4.42
BRISTOL       49,548     54,793      61,311      65,825     58,741      60,068     53,796     53,788     52,670 -2.08
LIVERPOOL (JOHN LENNON)       38,760     39,736      49,341      47,792     45,772      43,708     42,143     43,124     45,634 5.82
NEWCASTLE       42,483     49,921      55,494      58,053     58,395      54,706     49,798     46,970     44,646 -4.95
SOUTHAMPTON       32,431     37,199      43,829      46,314     47,016      44,525     40,520     40,333     40,894 1.39
BELFAST CITY (GEORGE BEST)       31,638     33,439      37,298      36,862     39,925      40,205     37,604     38,702     40,556 4.79
JERSEY       38,206     40,402      38,346      37,947     40,809      43,713     37,650     37,919     37,920 0.00
GUERNSEY       32,062     35,287      33,802      34,517     38,218      39,655     38,325     37,263     37,631 0.99
BELFAST INTERNATIONAL       39,894     43,373      47,695      48,212     51,805      53,631     44,060     39,230     37,308 -4.90
LEEDS BRADFORD       29,397     31,493      35,949      37,251     39,603      37,604     32,531     33,428     33,069 -1.07
ISLE OF MAN       29,824     32,245      32,455      32,048     30,268      27,929     26,444     24,085     23,624 -1.91
NORWICH       16,476     14,886      17,255      21,350     22,596      20,806     19,997     15,926     16,361 2.73
CARDIFF WALES       21,231     21,993      20,553      21,872     23,039      23,481     20,455     17,189     16,065 -6.54
SCATSTA         9,848       9,967      10,408      11,409     11,269      10,696     12,656     12,700     13,032 2.61
HUMBERSIDE       12,519     11,955      11,265      13,157     13,490      12,960     14,195     13,410     12,843 -4.23
EXETER         5,626       8,251      11,732      15,252     16,825      15,066     13,226     12,330     11,943 -3.14
ISLES OF SCILLY (ST.MARYS)       11,877     12,191      11,359      11,104     12,102      11,279     10,955     10,297     10,635 3.28
KIRKWALL         8,650       9,223        8,966        9,935     10,814      11,198     10,801     10,393     10,630 2.28
INVERNESS       12,034     14,783      16,359      16,575     15,054      13,537     11,696       9,608     10,171 5.86
PRESTWICK       19,366     19,050      20,512      19,405     20,336      20,397     15,464     13,100        9,980 -23.82
BLACKPOOL         9,195     10,173      12,652      12,622     12,688      10,630     10,888       9,589        8,897 -7.22
ALDERNEY         8,288       8,769        9,425        9,292       9,156        8,541       8,074       7,916        7,420 -6.27
NEWQUAY       6,961        8,390        9,983     10,262      12,229     12,658     11,454        6,906 -39.71
SUMBURGH         4,447       4,737        5,706        6,604       7,603        7,816       6,651       6,588        6,702 1.73
STORNOWAY         5,309       5,779        6,242        7,168       7,429        7,784       7,161       6,419        6,483 1.00
BOURNEMOUTH         9,646       9,616      11,598      11,889     12,186      11,792       9,269       7,468        6,255 -16.24
DONCASTER SHEFFIELD        5,271        7,694       8,754        7,426       6,145       6,926        5,765 -16.76
LANDS END (ST JUST)         4,753       4,649        4,492        4,430       5,108        4,752       5,282       5,238        5,495 4.91
DURHAM TEES VALLEY         9,333     10,434      11,638      12,371     11,254        9,301       5,714       5,597        5,119 -8.54
PENZANCE HELIPORT 6876 7137 6521 6300 6477 6038 4904 4838 4495 -7.09

 


 

CAA figures for Total All Reporting UK Airports over the past 10 years:

(CAA airport data – Table 06 each year)   CAA UK Airport Statistics

2011     2,046,192 ATMs

2010     2,002,488  ATMs

2009     2,124,180

2008     2,327,258

2007     2,409,007  (the highest)

2006     2,376,098

2005     2,333,419

2004     2,208,359

2003     2,088,289

2002     2,023,097

 


 

What is the difference between Aircraft Movements and Air Transport Movements? (CAA)

Aircraft Movement:
Any aircraft take-off or landing at an airport. These could be either commercial or non-commercial flights. For airport traffic purposes one arrival and one departure are counted as two movements.

Air Transport Movements:
Landings or take-offs of aircraft engaged on the transport of passengers, freight or mail on commercial terms. All scheduled movements, including those operated empty, loaded charter and air taxi movements are included.