Air Transport Movements in the UK over recent years

UK Air Transport Movements in 2011 up a bit on 2010, but lower than any 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 over the past 10 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 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 % change 2011 from 2010
HEATHROW   457,639   460,292   457,077  469,786  472,041  470,891  475,789  473,207  460,178  449,271  476,295 6.02
GATWICK   243,981   233,643   234,455  241,174  251,953  254,414  258,921  256,352  245,377  233,553  244,571 4.72
MANCHESTER   182,097   177,545   191,518  208,493  217,987  213,026  206,503  191,228  162,126  148,876  158,025 6.15
STANSTED   150,565   152,435   169,219  176,769  178,012  189,995  191,522  177,285  155,985  142,993  136,899 -4.26
EDINBURGH     98,228   104,839   105,179  111,768  115,959  115,846  115,190  113,535  106,477  100,584  105,118 4.51
ABERDEEN     83,291     79,516     76,818   80,684    89,480    97,863  102,835  100,169   94,386   87,950    94,796 7.78
BIRMINGHAM   111,008   112,284   116,040  109,202  112,963  108,658  104,481  102,856   93,936   84,790    83,826 -1.14
LUTON     55,987     55,009     58,421   64,243    75,424    78,840   83,319    85,661   75,094   68,571    72,138 5.20
GLASGOW     91,197     87,312     88,076   92,146    96,555    96,754   93,668    86,647   74,051   68,871    69,932 1.54
LONDON CITY     53,763     52,956     48,019   53,199    60,693    66,129   77,274    84,074   66,907   59,919    61,064 1.91
EAST MIDLANDS INTERNATIONAL     40,926     48,596     54,010   55,904    53,811    56,305   61,496    66,111   57,410   52,108    54,413 4.42
BRISTOL     40,947     45,829     49,548   54,793    61,311    65,825   58,741    60,068   53,796   53,788    52,670 -2.08
LIVERPOOL (JOHN LENNON)     30,510     32,763     38,760   39,736    49,341    47,792   45,772    43,708   42,143   43,124    45,634 5.82
NEWCASTLE     45,792     44,080     42,483   49,921    55,494    58,053   58,395    54,706   49,798   46,970    44,646 -4.95
SOUTHAMPTON     28,140     27,662     32,431   37,199    43,829    46,314   47,016    44,525   40,520   40,333    40,894 1.39
BELFAST CITY (GEORGE BEST)     32,494     37,072     31,638   33,439    37,298    36,862   39,925    40,205   37,604   38,702    40,556 4.79
JERSEY     44,470     40,880     38,206   40,402    38,346    37,947   40,809    43,713   37,650   37,919    37,920 0.00
GUERNSEY     36,832     34,902     32,062   35,287    33,802    34,517   38,218    39,655   38,325   37,263    37,631 0.99
BELFAST INTERNATIONAL     45,706     38,453     39,894   43,373    47,695    48,212   51,805    53,631   44,060   39,230    37,308 -4.90
LEEDS BRADFORD     28,397     28,566     29,397   31,493    35,949    37,251   39,603    37,604   32,531   33,428    33,069 -1.07
ISLE OF MAN     22,838     24,606     29,824   32,245    32,455    32,048   30,268    27,929   26,444   24,085    23,624 -1.91
NORWICH     15,635     13,962     16,476   14,886    17,255    21,350   22,596    20,806   19,997   15,926    16,361 2.73
CARDIFF WALES     21,764     18,736     21,231   21,993    20,553    21,872   23,039    23,481   20,455   17,189    16,065 -6.54
SCATSTA     10,758     10,295      9,848     9,967    10,408    11,409   11,269    10,696   12,656   12,700    13,032 2.61
HUMBERSIDE     14,326     14,833     12,519   11,955    11,265    13,157   13,490    12,960   14,195   13,410    12,843 -4.23
EXETER       7,140       5,283      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)     11,191     12,177     11,877   12,191    11,359    11,104   12,102    11,279   10,955   10,297    10,635 3.28
KIRKWALL       7,228       7,969      8,650     9,223      8,966      9,935   10,814    11,198   10,801   10,393    10,630 2.28
INVERNESS       8,745       9,632     12,034   14,783    16,359    16,575   15,054    13,537   11,696     9,608    10,171 5.86
PRESTWICK     13,429     15,221     19,366   19,050    20,512    19,405   20,336    20,397   15,464   13,100     9,980 -23.82
BLACKPOOL       8,091       7,768      9,195   10,173    12,652    12,622   12,688    10,630   10,888     9,589     8,897 -7.22
ALDERNEY       7,504       8,049      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       5,327       5,475      4,447     4,737      5,706      6,604     7,603      7,816     6,651     6,588     6,702 1.73
STORNOWAY       3,705       4,442      5,309     5,779      6,242      7,168     7,429      7,784     7,161     6,419     6,483 1.00
BOURNEMOUTH       5,155       7,600      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       9,890       9,322      9,333   10,434    11,638    12,371   11,254      9,301     5,714     5,597     5,119 -8.54
PENZANCE HELIPORT 6748 6806 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)

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.