CAA provisional UK airport data for 2013 shows very small (around 0.4%) rise in ATMs & around 3% rise in air passengers

The CAA has published its provisional airport figures for 2013, but not all have yet been submitted so the final totals are only approximate. NATS said there had been 0.4% more flights in 2013 than there were in 2012. The number of air  passengers is around 3% higher than in 2012. At Heathrow passengers were up + 3.4%. At Gatwick passengers were up by + 3.5%. At Manchester they were up + 5.2%; up +2.2% at Stansted (first increase for 5 years); up + 6.3% at Edinburgh; up + 0.8% at Luton; up + 2.3% at Birmingham; up + 2.9% at Glasgow; up + 3.5% at Bristol; up + 1.4% at Newcastle; up + 6.4% at East Midlands; up + 3.4% at Aberdeen; up + 11.6% at Leeds Bradford; up + 13.2% at Belfast City airport; and up + 57.2% at Southend.  Almost all airports grew, even most of the small ones. But there were a few declines in the number of passengers. Passengers decreased by – 6.1% at Liverpool; by  – 6.7% at Belfast International; and by – 4.5% at Bournemouth. The number of flights grew much less than the number of passengers, as some larger planes were used, and airlines got higher load factors. The number of Air Transport Movements at Heathrow was down – 0.4% compared to 2012; at Gatwick it rose by + 1.6%. ATMs were up + 0.4% at Manchester; up + 0.6% at Stansted; up + 1.1% at Edinburgh; and  up + 0.4% at Glasgow.
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The number of flights handled by UK air traffic management company NATS rose by 0.4% year-on-year to 2,153,995 in 2013.


From CAA airport statistics

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/80/airport_data_prov/201312/December_2013_Provisional_Airport_Statistics.pdf

CAA provisional statistics for 2013 – full year                     (ranked by number of passengers, in descending order)

AIRPORTProvisional statistics Air Transport Movements in 2013 % change from 2012 Terminal passengers in 2013 % change from 2012
HEATHROW 469,578 -0.4            72,332,160 3.4
GATWICK 244,328 1.6            35,433,178 3.5
MANCHESTER 161,063 0.4            20,682,907 5.2
STANSTED 132,234  0.6  17,844,355 2.2
EDINBURGH 103,972 1.1               9,775,222 6.3
LUTON 70,954 -1.1               9,693,850 0.8
BIRMINGHAM ? ? 9,119,709 2.3
GLASGOW 72,541 0.4               7,358,136 2.9
BRISTOL 53,971 6.5               6,125,207 3.5
NEWCASTLE 42,980 -1.6               4,415,684 1.4
EAST MIDLANDS INTERNAT 57,204 4.7               4,328,229 6.4
LIVERPOOL (JOHN LENNON) 32,956 -8.1               4,186,091 -6.1
BELFAST INTERNATIONAL 36,600 -6.4               4,022,479 -6.7
ABERDEEN                99,895 1.1               3,440,361 3.4
LEEDS BRADFORD 30,398 0.6               3,314,398 11.6
BELFAST CITY (GEORGE BEST)                36,867 2.6               2,541,721 13.2
SOUTHAMPTON 36,058 -6.7               1,722,557 1.7
JERSEY 34,365 -6.9               1,429,420 -0.8
PRESTWICK 8,606 5.6               1,144,568 7.3
CARDIFF WALES 14,026 0.4               1,057,088 4.3
SOUTHEND 9,476 30.4                  969,941 57.2
GUERNSEY 33,006 -2.8                  856,768 -0.6
ISLE OF MAN 20,373 -11.4                  738,459 6.2
EXETER 12,529 3.7                  738,157 6.2
DONCASTER SHEFFIELD 4,296 -1.9                  689,761 -0.5
BOURNEMOUTH 6,832 -4.9                  659,021 -4.5
INVERNESS 10,012 -3.5                  607,266 1
CITY OF DERRY (EGLINTON)  3,011 -3.3                  384,973 -3.3
SCATSTA                13,174 -3.3                  298,308 -2
BLACKPOOL                10,289 7.1                  262,757 11.7
HUMBERSIDE                11,676 -6.7                  234,787 0.5
SUMBURGH                  9,199 30.1                  209,747 40.9
DURHAM TEES VALLEY                  4,329 3                  159,311 -3.3
STORNOWAY                  6,340 -1.6                  119,904 3.5
ISLES OF SCILLY (ST.MARYS)                10,816 6.5  89,170 -8.1
ALDERNEY                  6,386 -4 62,855 -2
MANSTON (KENT INT)                  1,644 139.3    40,656 392.1
BENBECULA                  1,887 -22    30,628 -0.7
ISLAY                  1,558 15.2   25,754 21.3
GLOUCESTERSHIRE                  1,256 -10.4          14,129 -7.3
BARRA 880 -29.8                9,410 -17.6
OXFORD (KIDLINGTON) 592 -17.2            6,877 4.6
LERWICK (TINGWALL) 1,330 -13.9              3,787 -24.9
LYDD 127 30.9                  670 50.6
BIGGIN HILL 8 0                       326 0
COVENTRY 604 -18.2                              – 0
TOTAL OF ABOVE AIRPORTS provisional      1,911,226. provisional + add Birmingham ? Nats said a 0.4% increase over 2012 ?             227,180,742provisional 3.0% ?approx. provisional

  

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For more airport data – on passengers and air transport movements – in recent years, see