Draft Master Plan consultation
Consultation ended May 2011
Plan for 2nd Glasgow runway ditched in draft Master Plan with lower passenger forecasts
9th February 2011 BAA, the owners of Glasgow Airport, have dropped plans to build a 2nd runway and slashed forecasts for passenger growth under a new 30-year development plan. It expects to see 10 million people a year use Glasgow International by 2020, compared to 6.5 million passengers in 2010, with 16.4 million passengers a year expected by 2040. But this is far lower than the earlier forecast of over 20 million passengers by 2030, needing runway 2. Click here to view full story…
“The economics of airport expansion: a briefing paper on the economic case for the Glasgow Airport Master Plan”
Glasgow Airport. It finds that “Glasgow Airport currently contributes an annual deficit of £1.36 billion per annum to the Scottish economy”.
grounds. There are a number of missing considerations from the underlying economic
modeling done by BAA, including the net outflow of capital taken abroad by UK
tourists and the opportunity cost of using capital for airport expansion as opposed
to domestic investment. The economic case for airport expansion elsewhere should
be examined critically to ensure its legitimacy on the basis of this finding.
the airport up to 2030. The document was updated following the publication of
an outline Master Plan in July 2005 which was the subject of a 3 month consultation.
12 million and 15 million per annum;● Passenger aircraft movements, also referred to as PATMs, (i.e. the number of
landings and take-offs) will increase from almost 96,000 per annum in 2006 to
between 115,000 and nearly 135,000 per annum● Peak runway movements will grow from 31 movements an hour in 2006, to around
42 an hour● Aircraft parking stands required will increase from 39 now, to around 50 under
our central forecast● Cargo and mail tonnage will rise from more than 9,600 tonnes per annum in 2006,
to around 11,250 tonnes per annum.
17 and 24 million a year, with more than half travelling direct to and from international
destinations● Aircraft movements could increase to between 146,000 and 194,000 per annum● Peak runway movements could rise to around 45 per hour● The number of aircraft parking stands needed would increase to 62 under our
central forecast, but possibly as high as 71 if higher growth is realised● Cargo and mail tonnage could grow to over 13,000 tonnes a year.
sustainable, BAAGlasgow is committed to building a second main runway.”
Glasgow Airport. Flights and CO2 emissions.
Analysis of flights, routes, and top 10 destinations from Glasgow Airport in 2011. Also carbon emissions.
And passenger growth and numbers over the past 15 years. http://www.awsw.co.uk/allco2/GLA_co2.html
CAA figures: CAA aviation statistics
UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual (Table 10.3) Terminal Passengers 2002 – 2012
2009 7,219.7 (down – 11.3% compared to 2008.
2008 8,137.1 (down – 6.8% on 2007)
2007 8,726 (down – 1.1% on 2006)
2006 8,820 (up + 0.5% on 2005)
2005 8,775 (up + 26.8% on 2000)
2000 6,920 (up 26.5% on 1996)
Air Transport Movements
UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual (Table 4.2) ATMs 2002 – 2012
2010 69,000 (down -7% on 2009) link to 2010 data
2008 86,767 (down – 7.3% on 2007)
UK Airport Statistics: 2012 – annual (Table 13.2) Freight 2002 – 2012
2010 2,914 (up +25% on 2009)
2008 3,546 (down -17% on 2007)
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Glasgow airport noise action plan
6.6.2008 (UK Airport News)
A draft Noise Action Plan was drawn up for Glasgow Airport as part of a scheme to make life quieter for people living in nearby communities. It identifies areas where noise has the greatest impact on residents together with an action plan, and has been released for consultation in accordance with the Environmental Noise Directive. ………… (more) Glasgow airport noise action plan – article
See the Glasgow Noise Action plan document (pdf, 36 pages)
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