List of busiest airports in the United Kingdom

This is a list of the busiest airports in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man ranked by total passenger traffic, compiled from Civil Aviation Authority data from 2006 to 2019. For some years the figures also show total aircraft movements and cargo volume handled at each airport. For a complete list of UK airports, see List of airports in the United Kingdom and the British Crown Dependencies.

Queue of aircraft for take-off at Heathrow Airport which handled 80 million passengers in 2018.
Gatwick Airport, the second busiest airport after Heathrow.
Manchester Airport, the third busiest airport in the UK and busiest of the non-London airports.

The United Kingdom, an island country, is home to many of Europe's largest and busiest airports. London Heathrow, which handles over 80 million international passengers annually, is the largest airport in the UK. London serves as the largest aviation hub in the world by passenger traffic, with six international airports, handling over 180 million passengers in 2019,[1] more than any other city.[2] London's second-busiest airport, London Gatwick, was until 2016 the world's busiest single-runway airport.[3] Manchester Airport is the United Kingdom's third-busiest airport. London Stansted and London Luton are the fourth and fifth busiest airports, respectively.

The largest airport operator in the United Kingdom is Heathrow Airport Holdings (owner of Heathrow), followed by Manchester Airports Group (owner of Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands). Together with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, they are part of the Aviation Foundation which lobby for the aviation needs of the United Kingdom.[4]

2018 / 2019 dataEdit

The following is a list of the 40 largest UK airports by total passenger traffic in 2019, from UK CAA statistics.[1]

Rank
2019[nb 1]
Airport Total Passengers[nb 2] Aircraft Movements[nb 3]
2018 2019 Change
2018 / 19
2018 2019 Change
2018 / 19
1 London Heathrow 80,124,537 80,890,031  01.0% 477,604 478,059  00.1%
2 London Gatwick 46,086,089 46,576,473  01.1% 283,919 284,987  00.4%
3 Manchester 28,292,797 29,397,537  03.9% 201,247 202,892  00.8%
4 London Stansted 27,996,116 28,124,292  00.5% 201,614 199,925  00.8%
5 London Luton 16,769,634 18,216,207  08.6% 136,511 141,858  03.9%
6 Edinburgh 14,294,305 14,737,497  03.1% 130,016 131,617  01.2%
7 Birmingham 12,457,051 12,650,607  01.6% 111,828 109,357  02.2%
8 Bristol 8,699,529 8,964,242  03.0% 72,927 69,434  04.8%
9 Glasgow 9,656,227 8,847,100  08.4% 97,157 91,812  05.5%
10 Belfast International 6,268,960 6,278,563  00.2% 60,541 59,259  02.1%
11 Newcastle 5,334,095 5,203,624  02.4% 53,740 50,688  05.7%
12 London City 4,820,292 5,122,271  06.3% 80,854 84,260  04.2%
13 Liverpool 5,046,995 5,045,991  00.0% 59,320 58,698  00.6%
14 East Midlands 4,873,831 4,675,411  04.1% 76,013 74,566  01.9%
15 Leeds Bradford 4,038,889 3,992,862  01.1% 38,680 35,614  07.9%
16 Aberdeen 3,056,018 2,912,883  04.7% 91,279 91,248  00.0%
17 Belfast City 2,511,261 2,445,529  02.2% 35,959 35,382  01.6%
18 London Southend 1,480,139 2,035,535  37.5% 32,531 36,327  11.7%
19 Southampton 1,991,014 1,781,457  10.5% 39,651 36,473  08.0%
20 Jersey 1,664,175 1,762,949  05.9% 42,436 41,296  02.7%
21 Cardiff 1,581,131 1,656,085  04.7% 31,085 31,881  02.6%
22 Doncaster Sheffield 1,222,347 1,407,862  15.2% 18,930 23,043  21.7%
23 Exeter 931,265 1,021,784  09.7% 39,532 44,306  12.1%
24 Inverness 894,360 938,232  04.9% 29,690 31,338  05.6%
25 Guernsey 837,615 882,374  05.3% 36,356 36,397  00.1%
26 Isle of Man 836,656 854,676  02.2% 23,431 21,155  09.7%
27 Bournemouth 674,972 803,307  19.0% 39,886 38,540  03.4%
28 Glasgow Prestwick 681,715 640,055  06.1% 24,904 24,463  01.8%
29 Norwich 536,578 530,328  01.2% 34,287 35,187  02.6%
30 Newquay 456,888 461,478  01.0% 41,172 46,338  12.5%
31 Sumburgh 245,868 267,456  08.8% 16,628 18,056  08.6%
32 Humberside 192,526 204,463  06.2% 18,759 18,228  02.8%
33 City of Derry 185,843 203,777  09.7% 6,330 7,096  12.1%
34 Kirkwall 181,562 172,625  04.9% 14,771 14,247  03.5%
35 Teesside 142,080 150,735  06.1% 16,950 16,746  01.2%
36 Stornoway 135,700 131,441  03.1% 10,570 9,444  10.7%
37 Scatsta 174,934 109,480  37.4% 8,513 4,989  41.4%
38 St Mary's 92,195 93,927  01.9% 12,546 12,329  01.7%
39 Land's End 64,216 64,056  00.2% 11,511 11,177  02.9%
40 Alderney 53,343 53,155  00.2% 8,981 8,326  07.3%
TOP 40 TOTAL 295,583,748 300,317,907  01.6% 2,768,659 2,767,335  00.0%
>40 Other UK Airports 167,275 159,435  04.7% 199,221 209,955  05.4%
TOTAL 295,751,134 300,477,342  01.6% 2,967,880 2,977,290  00.3%

Source: UK CAA Airport Data 2019[1]

2017 / 2018 dataEdit

The following is a list of the 40 largest UK airports by total passenger traffic in 2018, from UK CAA statistics.[5]

Rank
2018[nb 4]
Airport Total Passengers[nb 5] Aircraft Movements[nb 6]
2017 2018 Change
2017 / 18
2017 2018 Change
2017 / 18
1 London Heathrow 78,012,825 80,124,537  02.7% 475,783 477,604  00.4%
2 London Gatwick 45,556,899 46,086,089  01.2% 285,912 283,919  00.7%
3 Manchester 27,826,054 28,292,797  01.2% 203,689 201,247  01.2%
4 London Stansted 25,904,450 27,996,116  08.1% 189,919 201,614  06.2%
5 London Luton 15,990,276 16,769,634  04.9% 133,743 136,511  02.1%
6 Edinburgh 13,410,343 14,294,305  06.6% 128,675 130,016  01.0%
7 Birmingham 12,990,303 12,457,051  04.1% 122,067 111,828  08.4%
8 Glasgow 9,897,959 9,656,227  02.4% 102,766 97,157  05.5%
9 Bristol 8,239,250 8,699,529  05.6% 76,199 72,927  04.3%
10 Belfast International 5,836,735 6,268,960  07.4% 58,152 60,541  04.1%
11 Newcastle 5,300,274 5,334,095  00.6% 57,808 53,740  07.0%
12 Liverpool 4,901,157 5,046,995  03.0% 56,643 59,320  04.7%
13 East Midlands 4,878,781 4,873,831  00.1% 77,067 76,013  01.4%
14 London City 4,530,439 4,820,292  06.4% 80,490 80,854  00.5%
15 Leeds Bradford 4,076,616 4,038,889  00.9% 46,159 38,680  16.2%
16 Aberdeen 3,090,642 3,056,018  01.1% 97,007 91,279  05.9%
17 Belfast City 2,559,846 2,511,261  01.9% 36,332 35,959  01.0%
18 Southampton 2,069,950 1,991,014  03.8% 44,161 39,651  10.2%
19 Jersey 1,637,763 1,664,175  01.6% 46,615 42,436  09.0%
20 Cardiff 1,465,227 1,581,131  07.9% 28,934 31,085  07.4%
21 London Southend 1,092,269 1,480,139  35.5% 26,674 32,531  22.0%
22 Doncaster Sheffield 1,355,559 1,222,347  08.5% 17,435 18,930  08.6%
23 Exeter 908,750 931,265  02.5% 40,472 39,532  02.3%
24 Inverness 874,934 894,360  02.2% 31,002 29,690  04.2%
25 Guernsey 843,272 837,615  00.7% 38,209 36,356  04.8%
26 Isle of Man 797,615 836,656  04.9% 23,061 23,431  01.6%
27 Glasgow Prestwick 696,309 681,715  02.1% 24,897 24,904  00.0%
28 Bournemouth 694,660 674,972  02.8% 34,641 39,886  15.1%
29 Norwich 528,153 536,578  01.6% 37,307 34,287  08.1%
30 Newquay 461,300 456,888  01.0% 37,113 41,172  10.9%
31 Sumburgh 256,418 245,868  04.1% 22,347 16,628  25.6%
32 Humberside 190,936 192,526  00.8% 18,282 18,759  02.6%
33 City of Derry 193,981 185,843  04.2% 5,156 6,330  22.8%
34 Kirkwall 177,248 181,562  02.4% 14,754 14,771  00.1%
35 Scatsta 170,847 174,934  02.4% 8,224 8,513  03.5%
36 Durham Tees Valley 130,911 142,080  08.5% 19,668 16,950  13.8%
37 Stornoway 134,148 135,700  01.2% 10,924 10,570  03.2%
38 St Mary's 91,852 92,195  00.4% 11,357 12,546  10.5%
39 Land's End 59,386 64,216  08.1% 10,062 11,511  14.4%
40 Alderney 54,760 53,343  02.6% 9,707 8,981  07.5%
TOTAL 287,869,097 295,583,748  02.7% 2,789,413 2,768,659  00.7%

Source: UK CAA Airport Data 2018[5]

2016 / 2017 dataEdit

The following is a list of the 40 largest UK airports by total passenger traffic in 2017, from UK CAA statistics.[6]

Rank
2017[nb 7]
Airport Total Passengers[nb 8] Aircraft Movements[nb 9]
2016 2017 Change
2016 / 17
2016 2017 Change
2016 / 17
1 London Heathrow 75,711,130 78,012,825  03.0% 474,963 475,783  00.2%
2 London Gatwick 43,119,628 45,556,899  05.3% 280,666 285,912  01.9%
3 Manchester 25,637,054 27,826,054  08.5% 192,293 203,689  05.9%
4 London Stansted 24,320,071 25,904,450  06.5% 180,430 189,919  04.9%
5 London Luton 14,645,619 15,990,276  09.2% 128,519 133,743  04.1%
6 Edinburgh 12,348,425 13,410,343  08.6% 122,220 128,675  05.3%
7 Birmingham 11,645,334 12,990,303  11.5% 113,184 122,067  07.8%
8 Glasgow 9,327,193 9,897,959  06.2% 98,217 102,766  04.6%
9 Bristol 7,610,780 8,239,250  08.3% 73,536 76,199  03.6%
10 Belfast International 5,147,546 5,836,735  13.4% 55,155 58,152  05.4%
11 Newcastle 4,807,906 5,300,274  10.2% 56,263 57,808  02.7%
12 Liverpool 4,778,939 4,901,157  02.6% 62,441 56,643  09.3%
13 East Midlands 4,653,818 4,878,781  04.8% 73,689 77,067  04.6%
14 London City 4,538,813 4,530,439  00.2% 85,169 80,490  05.5%
15 Leeds Bradford 3,612,117 4,076,616  12.9% 44,304 46,159  04.2%
16 Aberdeen 2,955,338 3,090,642  04.6% 96,156 97,007  00.9%
17 Belfast City 2,665,139 2,559,846  04.0% 42,475 36,332  14.5%
18 Southampton 1,947,052 2,069,950  06.3% 42,824 44,161  03.1%
19 Jersey 1,614,705 1,637,763  01.4% 47,170 46,615  01.2%
20 Cardiff 1,347,483 1,465,227  08.7% 26,256 28,934  10.2%
21 Doncaster Sheffield 1,255,907 1,335,559  06.3% 16,098 17,435  08.3%
22 London Southend 874,549 1,092,269  24.9% 23,449 26,674  13.8%
23 Exeter 847,257 908,750  07.3% 40,665 40,472  00.5%
24 Guernsey 874,818 843,272  03.6% 39,717 38,209  03.8%
25 Inverness 783,017 874,934  11.7% 30,450 31,002  01.8%
26 Isle of Man 791,651 797,615  00.8% 28,331 23,061  18.6%
27 Glasgow Prestwick 673,232 696,309  03.4% 25,714 24,897  03.2%
28 Bournemouth 667,981 694,660  04.0% 36,922 34,641  06.2%
29 Norwich 506,007 528,153  04.4% 37,190 31,847  14.4%
30 Newquay 371,500 461,300  24.2% 30,417 37,113  22.0%
31 Sumburgh 250,407 256,418  02.4% 21,129 22,347  05.8%
32 City of Derry 290,671 193,981  33.3% 5,441 5,156  05.2%
33 Humberside 201,650 190,936  05.3% 22,744 18,282  19.6%
34 Kirkwall 163,029 177,248  08.7% 14,539 14,754  01.5%
35 Scatsta 162,100 170,847  05.4% 7,894 8,224  04.2%
36 Stornoway 126,520 134,148  06.0% 10,600 10,924  03.1%
37 Durham Tees Valley 132,369 130,911  01.1% 21,162 19,668  07.1%
38 St. Mary's 95,068 91,852  03.4% 13,164 11,357  13.7%
39 Land's End 64,804 59,386  08.4% 11,189 10,062  10.1%
40 Alderney 57,595 54,760  04.9% 10,120 9,707  04.1%
TOTAL 271,624,222 287,901,863  06.0% 2,742,865 2,658,212  03.1%

Source: UK CAA Airport Data 2017[6]

2015 / 2016 dataEdit

The following is a list of the 40 largest UK airports by total passenger traffic and Aircraft Movements in 2016, from UK CAA statistics.[6]

Rank
2016[nb 10]
Airport Total Passengers[nb 11] Aircraft Movements[nb 12]
2015 2016 Change
2015 / 16
2015 2016 Change
2015 / 16
1 London Heathrow 74,985,748 75,711,130  01.0% 474,087 474,963  00.2%
2 London Gatwick 40,269,087 43,119,628  07.1% 267,760 280,666  04.8%
3 Manchester 23,136,047 25,637,054  10.8% 173,165 192,293  11.0%
4 London Stansted 22,519,178 24,320,071  08.0% 168,629 180,430  07.0%
5 London Luton 12,263,505 14,645,619  19.4% 114,083 128,519  12.7%
6 Edinburgh 11,114,587 12,348,425  11.1% 115,286 122,220  06.0%
7 Birmingham 10,187,122 11,645,334  14.3% 98,015 113,184  15.5%
8 Glasgow 8,714,307 9,327,193  07.0% 90,790 98,217  08.2%
9 Bristol 6,786,790 7,610,780  12.1% 68,074 73,536  08.0%
10 Belfast International 4,391,292 5,147,546  17.2% 52,246 55,155  05.6%
11 Newcastle 4,562,853 4,807,906  05.4% 55,950 56,263  00.6%
12 Liverpool 4,301,495 4,778,939  11.1% 55,905 62,441  11.7%
13 East Midlands 4,450,862 4,653,818  04.6% 77,053 73,689  04.4%
14 London City 4,319,301 4,538,813  05.1% 84,753 85,169  00.5%
15 Leeds Bradford 3,455,445 3,612,117  04.5% 42,912 44,304  03.2%
16 Aberdeen 3,469,525 2,955,338  14.8% 112,357 96,156  14.4%
17 Belfast City 2,692,713 2,665,139  01.0% 41,782 42,475  01.7%
18 Southampton 1,789,470 1,947,052  08.8% 39,379 42,824  08.7%
19 Jersey 1,554,390 1,614,705  03.9% 46,822 47,170  00.7%
20 Cardiff 1,160,506 1,347,483  16.1% 25,077 26,256  04.7%
21 Doncaster Sheffield 857,109 1,255,907  46.5% 11,998 16,098  34.2%
22 Guernsey 891,616 874,818  01.9% 39,955 39,717  00.6%
23 London Southend 900,648 874,549  02.9% 23,538 23,449  00.4%
24 Exeter 821,789 847,257  03.1% 33,210 40,665  22.4%
25 Isle of Man 781,601 791,651  01.3% 29,370 28,331  03.5%
26 Inverness 669,364 783,017  17.0% 29,873 30,450  01.9%
27 Glasgow Prestwick 610,837 673,232  10.2% 22,765 25,714  13.0%
28 Bournemouth 706,776 667,981  05.5% 43,020 36,922  14.2%
29 Norwich 459,664 506,007  10.1% 36,045 37,190  03.2%
30 Newquay 251,987 371,500  47.4% 22,848 30,417  33.1%
31 City of Derry 284,489 290,671  02.2% 5,005 5,441  08.7%
32 Sumburgh 271,994 250,407  07.9% 17,171 21,129  23.1%
33 Humberside 222,107 201,650  09.2% 25,665 22,744  11.4%
34 Kirkwall 160,234 163,029  01.7% 14,199 14,539  02.4%
35 Scatsta 253,526 162,100  36.1% 12,221 7,894  35.4%
36 Durham Tees Valley 140,902 132,369  06.1% 18,702 21,162  13.2%
37 Stornoway 127,282 126,520  00.6% 10,952 10,600  03.2%
38 St. Mary's 94,718 95,068  00.4% 12,210 13,164  07.8%
39 Land's End 54,169 64,804  19.6% 10,425 11,189  07.3%
40 Alderney 59,843 57,595  03.8% 10,149 10,120  00.3%
TOTAL 254,744,874 271,624,222  06.6% 2,633,446 2,742,865  04.2%

Source: UK CAA Airport Data 2016[7]

2014 / 2015 dataEdit

The following is a list of the 40 largest UK airports by total passenger traffic in 2015, from UK CAA statistics.[8]

Rank
2015
Airport Total
Passengers
2014
Total
Passengers
2015
Change
2014/15
1 London Heathrow 73,405,330 74,985,748  2.2%
2 London Gatwick 38,103,667 40,269,087  5.7%
3 Manchester 21,989,682 23,136,047  5.2%
4 London Stansted 19,965,093 22,519,178  12.8%
5 London Luton 10,484,938 12,263,505  17.0%
6 Edinburgh 10,160,004 11,114,587  9.4%
7 Birmingham 9,705,955 10,187,122  5.0%
8 Glasgow 7,715,988 8,714,307  12.9%
9 Bristol 6,339,805 6,786,790  7.1%
10 Newcastle 4,516,739 4,562,853  1.0%
11 East Midlands 4,510,544 4,450,862  1.3%
12 Belfast International 4,033,954 4,391,292  8.9%
13 London City 3,647,824 4,319,301  18.4%
14 Liverpool 3,986,654 4,301,495  7.9%
15 Aberdeen 3,723,662 3,469,525  6.8%
16 Leeds Bradford 3,274,474 3,455,445  5.5%
17 Belfast City 2,555,145 2,692,713  5.4%
18 Southampton 1,831,700 1,789,470  2.3%
19 Jersey 1,495,707 1,554,390  3.9%
20 Cardiff 1,023,932 1,160,506  13.3%
21 London Southend 1,102,358 900,648  18.3%
22 Guernsey 894,602 891,616  0.3%
23 Doncaster Sheffield 724,885 857,109  18.2%
24 Exeter 767,404 821,789  7.1%
25 Isle of Man 729,703 781,601  7.1%
26 Bournemouth 661,584 706,776  6.8%
27 Inverness 612,725 669,364  9.2%
28 Glasgow Prestwick 913,685 610,837  33.1%
29 Norwich 458,968 459,664  0.2%
30 City of Derry 350,257 284,485  18.8%
31 Sumburgh 264,521 271,994  2.8%
32 Scatsta 279,799 253,526  9.4%
33 Newquay 221,047 251,987  14.0%
34 Humberside 239,173 222,107  7.1%
35 Kirkwall 161,347 160,234  0.7%
36 Durham Tees Valley 142,379 140,902  1.0%
37 Stornoway 129,481 127,282  1.7%
38 St. Mary's 90,944 94,718  4.1%
39 Alderney 61,317 59,843  2.4%
40 Land's End 44,475 54,169  21.8%
TOTAL 241,321,451 254,744,874  5.6%

Source: UK CAA Airport Data 2015[8]

2013 / 2014 dataEdit

The following is a list of the 40 largest UK airports by total passenger traffic in 2014, from UK CAA statistics.[9]

Rank
2014
Airport Total
Passengers
2013
Total
Passengers
2014
Change
2013/14
1 London Heathrow 72,367,054 73,405,330  1.4%
2 London Gatwick 35,444,206 38,103,667  7.5%
3 Manchester 20,751,581 21,989,682  6.0%
4 London Stansted 17,852,393 19,965,093  11.8%
5 London Luton 9,697,944 10,484,938  8.1%
6 Edinburgh 9,775,443 10,160,004  3.9%
7 Birmingham 9,120,201 9,705,955  6.4%
8 Glasgow 7,363,764 7,715,988  4.8%
9 Bristol 6,131,896 6,339,805  3.4%
10 Newcastle 4,420,839 4,516,739  2.2%
11 East Midlands 4,334,117 4,510,544  4.1%
12 Belfast International 4,023,336 4,033,954  0.3%
13 Liverpool 4,187,493 3,986,654  4.8%
14 Aberdeen 3,440,765 3,723,662  8.2%
15 London City 3,379,753 3,647,824  7.9%
16 Leeds Bradford 3,318,358 3,274,474  1.3%
17 Belfast City 2,541,759 2,555,145  0.5%
18 Southampton 1,722,758 1,831,700  6.3%
19 Jersey 1,453,863 1,495,707  2.9%
20 London Southend 969,912 1,102,358  13.7%
21 Cardiff 1,072,062 1,023,932  4.5%
22 Glasgow Prestwick 1,145,836 913,685  20.3%
23 Guernsey 886,396 894,602  0.9%
24 Exeter 741,465 767,404  3.5%
25 Isle of Man 739,683 729,703  1.3%
26 Doncaster Sheffield 690,351 724,885  5.0%
27 Bournemouth 660,272 661,584  0.2%
28 Inverness 608,184 612,725  0.7%
29 Norwich 463,401 458,968  1.0%
30 City of Derry 384,973 350,257  9.0%
31 Scatsta 298,308 279,799  6.2%
32 Sumburgh 212,233 264,521  24.6%
33 Humberside 236,083 239,173  1.3%
34 Blackpool 262,630 223,998  14.7%
35 Newquay 174,891 221,047  26.4%
36 Kirkwall 159,325 161,347  1.3%
37 Durham Tees Valley 161,092 142,379  11.6%
38 Stornoway 122,410 129,481  5.8%
39 Isles of Scilly (St.Marys) 89,170 90,944  2.0%
40 Alderney 62,855 61,317  2.4%
TOTAL 231,469,055 241,500,974  4.3%

Source: UK CAA Airport Data 1990–2014[9]

2012 / 2013 dataEdit

The following is a list of the 40 largest UK airports by total passenger traffic in 2013, from UK CAA statistics.[9]

Rank
2013
Airport Total
Passengers
2012
Total
Passengers
2013
Change
2012/13
1 London Heathrow 70,037,417 72,367,054  3.3%
2 London Gatwick 34,235,982 35,444,206  3.5%
3 Manchester 19,736,502 20,751,581  5.1%
4 London Stansted 17,472,699 17,852,393  2.2%
5 Edinburgh 9,195,061 9,775,443  6.3%
6 London Luton 9,617,697 9,697,944  0.8%
7 Birmingham 8,922,539 9,120,201  2.2%
8 Glasgow 7,157,859 7,363,764  2.9%
9 Bristol 5,921,530 6,131,896  3.6%
10 Newcastle 4,366,196 4,420,839  1.3%
11 East Midlands 4,076,178 4,334,117  6.3%
12 Liverpool 4,463,257 4,187,493  6.2%
13 Belfast International 4,313,685 4,023,336  6.7%
14 Aberdeen 3,330,126 3,440,765  3.3%
15 London City 3,016,664 3,379,753  12.0%
16 Leeds Bradford 2,990,517 3,318,358  11.0%
17 Belfast City 2,246,202 2,541,759  13.2%
18 Southampton 1,694,120 1,722,758  1.7%
19 Jersey 1,468,333 1,453,863  1.0%
20 Glasgow Prestwick 1,067,933 1,145,836  7.3%
21 Cardiff 1,028,123 1,072,062  4.3%
22 London Southend 617,027 969,912  57.2%
23 Guernsey 890,746 886,396  0.5%
24 Exeter 701,743 741,465  5.7%
25 Isle of Man 697,123 739,683  6.1%
26 Doncaster Sheffield 693,661 690,351  0.5%
27 Bournemouth 692,545 660,272  4.7%
28 Inverness 604,098 608,184  0.7%
29 Norwich 396,676 463,401  16.8%
30 City of Derry 398,209 384,973  3.3%
31 Scatsta 304,480 298,308  2.0%
32 Blackpool 235,238 262,630  11.6%
33 Humberside 234,142 236,083  0.8%
34 Sumburgh 150,567 212,233  41.0%
35 Newquay 166,609 174,891  5.0%
36 Durham Tees Valley 166,251 161,092  3.1%
37 Kirkwall 140,683 159,325  13.3%
38 Stornoway 119,411 122,410  2.5%
39 Isles of Scilly (St.Marys) 97,012 89,170  8.1%
40 Alderney 64,165 62,855  2.0%
TOTAL 223,729,006 231,469,055  3.5%

Source: UK CAA Airport Data 1990–2014[9]

2011 / 2012 dataEdit

The following is a list of the 40 largest UK airports by total passenger traffic in 2012, from UK CAA statistics.[9]

Rank
2012
Airport Total
Passengers
2011
Total
Passengers
2012
Change
2012/11
1 London Heathrow 69,433,230 70,037,417  0.9%
2 London Gatwick 33,674,264 34,235,982  1.7%
3 Manchester 18,892,756 19,736,502  4.5%
4 London Stansted 18,052,843 17,472,699  3.2%
5 London Luton 9,513,704 9,617,697  1.1%
6 Edinburgh 9,385,245 9,195,061  2.0%
7 Birmingham 8,616,296 8,922,539  3.6%
8 Glasgow 6,880,217 7,157,859  4.0%
9 Bristol 5,780,746 5,921,530  2.4%
10 Liverpool 5,251,161 4,463,257  15.0%
11 Newcastle 4,346,270 4,366,196  0.5%
12 Belfast International 4,103,620 4,313,685  5.1%
13 East Midlands 4,215,192 4,076,178  3.3%
14 Aberdeen 3,082,816 3,330,126  8.0%
15 London City 2,992,847 3,016,664  0.8%
16 Leeds Bradford 2,976,881 2,990,517  0.5%
17 Belfast City 2,397,312 2,246,202  6.3%
18 Southampton 1,762,076 1,694,120  6.6%
19 Jersey 1,491,332 1,468,333  1.5%
20 Glasgow Prestwick 1,297,119 1,067,933  17.7%
21 Cardiff 1,222,715 1,028,123  15.9%
22 Guernsey 933,721 890,746  4.6%
23 Exeter 717,694 701,743  2.2%
24 Isle of Man 701,847 697,123  0.7%
25 Doncaster Sheffield 822,877 693,661  15.7%
26 Bournemouth 613,755 692,545  12.8%
27 London Southend 42,439 617,027  1353.9%
28 Inverness 581,956 604,098  3.8%
29 City of Derry 405,697 398,209  1.8%
30 Norwich 413,896 396,676  4.2%
31 Scatsta 288,264 304,480  5.6%
32 Blackpool 235,682 235,238  0.2%
33 Humberside 274,609 234,142  14.7%
34 Newquay 216,249 166,609  23.0%
35 Durham Tees Valley 192,410 166,251  13.6%
36 Sumburgh 143,731 150,567  4.8%
37 Kirkwall 145,897 140,683  3.6%
38 Stornoway 125,582 119,411  4.9%
39 Isles of Scilly (St.Marys) 112,515 97,012  13.8%
40 Alderney 69,546 64,165  7.7%
TOTAL 222,407,009 223,729,006  0.6%

Source: UK CAA Airport Data 1990–2014[9]

2010 / 2011 dataEdit

The following is a list of the 40 largest UK airports by total passenger traffic in 2011, from UK CAA statistics.[9]

Rank
2011
Airport Total
Passengers
2010
Total
Passengers
2011
Change
2010/11
1 London Heathrow 65,881,660 69,433,230  5.4%
2 London Gatwick 31,375,290 33,674,264  7.3%
3 Manchester 17,759,015 18,892,756  6.4%
4 London Stansted 18,573,803 18,052,843  2.8%
5 London Luton 8,738,717 9,513,704  8.9%
6 Edinburgh 8,596,715 9,385,245  9.2%
7 Birmingham 8,572,398 8,616,296  0.5%
8 Glasgow 6,548,865 6,880,217  5.1%
9 Bristol 5,747,604 5,780,746  0.6%
10 Liverpool 5,013,940 5,251,161  4.7%
11 Newcastle 4,356,130 4,346,270  0.2%
12 East Midlands 4,113,501 4,215,192  2.5%
13 Belfast International 4,016,170 4,103,620  2.2%
14 Aberdeen Airport 2,763,708 3,082,816  11.5%
15 London City 2,780,582 2,992,847  7.6%
16 Leeds Bradford 2,755,110 2,976,881  8.0%
17 Belfast City 2,740,341 2,397,312  12.5%
18 Southampton 1,733,690 1,762,076  1.6%
19 Jersey 1,463,221 1,491,332  1.9%
20 Glasgow Prestwick 1,662,744 1,297,119  22.0%
21 Cardiff 1,404,613 1,222,715  13.0%
22 Guernsey 923,683 933,721  1.1%
23 Doncaster Sheffield 876,153 822,877  6.1%
24 Exeter 744,957 717,694  3.7%
25 Isle of Man 675,871 701,847  3.8%
26 Bournemouth 751,331 613,755  18.3%
27 Inverness 530,213 581,956  9.8%
28 Norwich 425,821 413,896  2.8%
29 City of Derry 339,432 405,697  19.5%
30 Scatsta 279,482 288,264  3.1%
31 Humberside 283,160 274,609  3.0%
32 Blackpool 235,340 235,682  0.1%
33 Newquay 315,107 216,249  31.4%
34 Durham Tees Valley 226,209 192,410  14.9%
35 Kirkwall 141,399 145,897  3.2%
36 Sumburgh 140,129 143,731  2.6%
37 Stornoway 113,680 125,582  10.5%
38 Isles of Scilly (St.Marys) 115,194 112,515  2.3%
39 Penzance Heliport 89,469 75,206  15.9%
40 Alderney 70,012 69,546  0.7%
TOTAL 213,874,459 222,439,776  4.0%

Source: UK CAA Airport Data 1990–2014[9]

2009 / 2010 dataEdit

The following is a list of the 40 largest UK airports by total passenger traffic in 2010, from UK CAA statistics.[9]

Rank
2010
Airport Total
Passengers
2009
Total
Passengers
2010
Change
2009/10
1 London Heathrow 66,036,957 65,881,660  0.2%
2 London Gatwick 32,392,520 31,375,290  3.1%
3 London Stansted 19,957,077 18,573,803  6.9%
4 Manchester 18,724,889 17,759,015  5.2%
5 London Luton 9,120,546 8,738,717  4.2%
6 Edinburgh 9,049,355 8,596,715  5.0%
7 Birmingham 9,102,899 8,572,398  5.8%
8 Glasgow 7,225,021 6,548,865  9.4%
9 Bristol 5,642,921 5,747,604  1.9%
10 Liverpool 4,884,494 5,013,940  2.7%
11 Newcastle 4,587,883 4,356,130  5.1%
12 East Midlands 4,658,151 4,113,501  11.7%
13 Belfast International 4,546,475 4,016,170  11.7%
14 London City 2,796,890 2,780,582  0.6%
15 Aberdeen 2,984,445 2,763,708  7.4%
16 Leeds Bradford 2,574,426 2,755,110  7.0%
17 Belfast City 2,621,763 2,740,341  4.5%
18 Southampton 1,789,901 1,733,690  3.1%
19 Glasgow Prestwick 1,817,727 1,662,744  8.5%
20 Jersey 1,491,424 1,463,221  1.9%
21 Cardiff 1,631,236 1,404,613  13.9%
22 Guernsey 937,391 923,683  1.4%
23 Doncaster Sheffield 835,768 876,153  4.8%
24 Bournemouth 870,754 751,331  13.7%
25 Exeter 795,721 744,957  6.4%
26 Isle of Man 708,127 675,871  4.6%
27 Inverness 591,397 530,213  10.3%
28 Norwich 430,594 425,821  1.1%
29 City of Derry 345,857 339,432  1.9%
30 Newquay 386,870 315,107  18.5%
31 Humberside 336,649 283,160  15.9%
32 Scatsta 270,101 279,482  3.5%
33 Blackpool 276,866 235,340  15.0%
34 Durham Tees Valley 289,464 226,209  21.9%
35 Kirkwall 150,343 141,399  5.9%
36 Sumburgh 140,714 140,129  0.4%
37 Plymouth City 157,933 128,603  18.6%
38 Isles of Scilly (St.Marys) 120,909 115,194  4.7%
39 Stornoway 123,199 113,680  7.7%
40 Penzance Heliport 85,911 89,469  4.1%
TOTAL 221,491,568 213,933,050  3.4%

Source: UK CAA Airport Data 1990–2014[9]

2008 / 2009 dataEdit

The following is a list of the 40 largest UK airports by total passenger traffic in 2009, from UK CAA statistics.[9]

Rank
2009
Airport Total
Passengers
2008
Total
Passengers
2009
Change
2008/09
1 London Heathrow 67,054,745 66,036,957  1.5%
2 London Gatwick 34,205,887 32,392,520  5.3%
3 London Stansted 22,360,364 19,957,077  10.7%
4 Manchester 21,219,195 18,724,889  11.8%
5 London Luton 10,180,734 9,120,546  10.4%
6 Birmingham 9,627,589 9,102,899  5.4%
7 Edinburgh 9,006,702 9,049,355  0.5%
8 Glasgow 8,178,891 7,225,021  11.7%
9 Bristol 6,267,114 5,642,921  10.0%
10 Liverpool 5,334,152 4,884,494  8.4%
11 East Midlands 5,620,673 4,658,151  17.1%
12 Newcastle 5,039,993 4,587,883  9.0%
13 Belfast International 5,262,354 4,546,475  13.6%
14 Aberdeen 3,290,920 2,984,445  9.3%
15 London City 3,260,236 2,796,890  14.2%
16 Belfast City 2,570,742 2,621,763  2.0%
17 Leeds Bradford 2,873,321 2,574,426  10.4%
18 Glasgow Prestwick 2,415,755 1,817,727  24.8%
19 Southampton 1,945,993 1,789,901  8.0%
20 Cardiff 1,994,892 1,631,236  18.2%
21 Jersey 1,625,660 1,491,424  8.3%
22 Guernsey 945,441 937,391  0.9%
23 Bournemouth 1,083,446 870,754  19.6%
24 Doncaster Sheffield 968,481 835,768  13.7%
25 Exeter 956,251 795,721  16.8%
26 Isle of Man 754,419 708,127  6.1%
27 Inverness 678,776 591,397  12.9%
28 Norwich 583,056 430,594  26.1%
29 Newquay 466,448 386,870  17.1%
30 City of Derry 439,033 345,857  21.2%
31 Humberside 427,648 336,649  21.3%
32 Durham Tees Valley 655,017 289,464  55.9%
33 Blackpool 439,200 276,866  36.9%
34 Scatsta 243,087 270,101  11.1%
35 Plymouth City 117,823 157,933  34.0%
36 Kirkwall 149,508 150,343  0.6%
37 Sumburgh 156,948 140,714  10.3%
38 Stornoway 131,752 123,199  6.5%
39 Isles of Scilly (St.Marys) 122,863 120,909  4.0%
40 Penzance Heliport 98,360 85,911  12.7%
TOTAL 238,753,469 221,491,568  7.2%

Source: UK CAA Airport Data 1990–2014[9]

20 largest UK airports by total passenger trafficEdit

2010 DataEdit

Rank Airport Total
Passengers
% Change
2009/2010
International
Passengers
Domestic
Passengers
Transit
Passengers
Aircraft
Movements
Freight
(Metric Tonnes)
1 London Heathrow 65,881,660  0.3% 60,904,418 4,840,832 136,410 454,823 1,472,988
2 London Gatwick 31,375,290  3.1% 27,845,885 3,496,378 33,027 240,500 104,032
3 London Stansted 18,573,803  6.9% 16,838,683 1,723,337 11,783 155,140 202,238
4 Manchester 17,759,015  5.2% 15,424,948 2,237,593 96,474 159,114 115,922
5 London Luton 8,738,717  4.2% 7,796,057 937,785 4,875 94,575 28,743
6 Edinburgh 8,596,715  5.0% 4,162,932 4,431,517 2,266 108,997 20,357
7 Birmingham 8,572,398  5.8% 7,433,278 1,130,227 8,893 95,454 21,605
8 Glasgow 6,548,865  9.4% 3,078,725 3,443,040 27,100 77,755 2,914
9 Bristol 5,747,604  1.9% 4,644,034 1,079,148 24,422 69,134 0
10 Liverpool 5,013,940  2.7% 4,203,065 804,879 5,996 68,164 265
11 Newcastle 4,356,130  5.1% 3,096,221 1,249,731 10,178 66,677 3,650
12 East Midlands 4,113,501  11.7% 3,532,444 578,085 2,972 69,452 273,630
13 Belfast International 4,016,170  11.7% 1,621,268 2,389,704 5,198 60,742 29,716
14 London City 2,780,582  0.6% 2,224,394 556,188 0 68,640 0
15 Aberdeen 2,763,708  7.4% 1,159,942 1,603,549 217 102,396 4,211
16 Leeds Bradford 2,755,110  7.0% 2,323,110 400,723 31,277 52,284 235
17 Belfast City 2,740,341  4.5% 62,850 2,677,455 36 40,324 155
18 Southampton 1,733,690  3.1% 668,850 1,064,703 137 45,350 116
19 Glasgow Prestwick 1,662,744  8.5% 1,314,420 345,526 2,798 33,087 12,163
20 Jersey 1,463,221  1.9% 72,502 1,356,296 34,423 61,739 3,027

Source: UK CAA Official Statistics[10]

2009 DataEdit

Rank Airport Total
Passengers
% Change
2008/2009
International
Passengers
Domestic
Passengers
Transit
Passengers
Aircraft
Movements
Freight
(Metric Tonnes)
1 London Heathrow 66,036,957  1.5% 60,652,036 5,254,605 130,316 466,393 1,277,650
2 London Gatwick 32,392,520  5.3% 28,698,660 3,662,113 31,747 251,879 74,680
3 London Stansted 19,957,077  10.7% 18,054,748 1,894,941 7,388 167,817 182,810
4 Manchester 18,724,889  11.8% 16,063,891 2,566,503 94,495 172,515 102,543
5 London Luton 9,120,546  10.4% 7,937,319 1,178,008 5,219 98,736 28,643
6 Birmingham 9,102,899  5.4% 7,773,643 1,319,558 9,698 101,221 13,070
7 Edinburgh 9,049,355  0.5% 4,136,677 4,906,775 5,903 115,969 23,791
8 Glasgow 7,225,021  11.7% 3,423,174 3,790,223 11,624 85,281 2,334
9 Bristol 5,642,921  10.0% 4,506,808 1,108,392 27,721 70,245 0
10 Liverpool 4,884,494  8.4% 4,078,795 800,673 5,026 79,298 264
11 East Midlands 4,658,151  17.1% 4,019,364 633,327 5,460 83,256 255,121
12 Newcastle 4,587,883  9.0% 3,158,477 1,410,142 19,264 69,254 2,597
13 Belfast International 4,546,475  13.6% 1,667,738 2,868,760 9,977 68,813 29,804
14 Aberdeen 2,984,445  9.3% 1,286,843 1,696,950 652 109,876 3,822
15 London City 2,796,890  14.2% 2,204,731 592,159 0 76,861 0
16 Belfast City 2,621,763  2.0% 55,251 2,566,482 30 39,330 138
17 Leeds Bradford 2,574,426  10.4% 2,098,479 454,118 21,829 53,817 359
18 Glasgow Prestwick 1,817,727  24.8% 1,358,000 459,286 441 34,230 13,385
19 Southampton 1,789,901  8.0% 682,427 1,107,016 458 45,502 209
20 Cardiff 1,631,236  18.2% 1,249,530 375,200 6,506 27,003 178

Source: UK CAA Official Statistics[10]

2008 DataEdit

Rank Airport Total
Passengers
% Change
2007/2008
International
Passengers
Domestic
Passengers
Transit
Passengers
Aircraft
Movements
Freight
(Metric Tonnes)
1 London Heathrow 67,054,745  1.5% 61,344,438 5,562,516 147,791 478,693 1,397,054
2 London Gatwick 34,205,887  2.9% 30,431,051 3,730,963 43,873 263,653 107,702
3 London Stansted 22,360,364  6.0% 19,996,947 2,343,428 19,989 193,282 197,738
4 Manchester 21,219,195  4.0% 18,119,230 2,943,719 156,246 204,610 141,781
5 London Luton 10,180,734  2.6% 8,853,224 1,320,678 6,832 117,859 40,518
6 Birmingham Airport 9,627,589  4.3% 8,105,162 1,471,538 50,889 112,227 12,192
7 Edinburgh 9,006,702  0.5% 3,711,140 5,281,038 14,524 125,550 12,418
8 Glasgow 8,178,891  7.0% 3,943,139 4,192,121 43,631 100,087 3,546
9 Bristol 6,267,114  5.7% 5,057,051 1,171,605 38,458 76,517 3
10 East Midlands 5,620,673  3.8% 4,870,184 746,094 4,395 93,038 261,507
11 Liverpool 5,334,152  2.5% 4,514,926 814,900 4,326 84,890 3,740
12 Belfast International 5,262,354  0.2% 2,122,844 3,099,995 39,515 77,943 36,115
13 Newcastle 5,039,993  10.8% 3,506,681 1,509,959 23,353 72,904 1,938
14 Aberdeen 3,290,920  3.6% 1,470,099 1,820,137 684 119,831 4,006
15 London City 3,260,236  12.0% 2,600,731 659,494 11 94,516 0
16 Leeds Bradford 2,873,321  0.3% 2,282,358 578,089 12,874 61,699 334
17 Belfast City 2,570,742  17.5% 70,516 2,500,225 1 42,990 168
18 Glasgow Prestwick 2,415,755  0.3% 1,728,020 685,999 1,736 42,708 22,966
19 Cardiff 1,994,892  5.5% 1,565,991 412,728 16,173 37,123 1,334
20 Southampton 1,945,993  1.0% 768,487 1,177,280 226 50,689 264

Source: UK CAA Official Statistics[10]

2007 DataEdit

Rank Airport Total
Passengers
% Change
2006/2007
International
Passengers
Domestic
Passengers
Transit
Passengers
Aircraft
Movements
Freight
(Metric Tonnes)
1 London Heathrow 68,066,028  0.8% 62,098,911 5,753,476 213,641 481,476 1,310,987
2 London Gatwick 35,216,113  3.1% 31,142,002 4,023,402 50,709 266,550 171,078
3 London Stansted 23,779,697  0.4% 21,204,946 2,554,304 20,447 208,462 203,747
4 Manchester 22,112,625  1.5% 18,662,468 3,229,255 220,902 222,703 165,366
5 London Luton 9,927,321  5.3% 8,427,894 1,491,467 7,960 120,238 38,095
6 Birmingham Airport 9,226,340  0.9% 7,592,240 1,541,815 92,285 114,679 13,585
7 Edinburgh 9,047,558  5.1% 3,417,891 5,619,309 10,358 128,172 19,292
8 Glasgow 8,795,727  0.6% 4,131,512 4,594,575 69,640 108,305 4,276
9 Bristol 5,926,774  2.9% 4,608,290 1,275,566 42,918 76,428 20
10 Newcastle 5,650,716  4.0% 3,948,594 1,675,013 27,109 79,200 785
11 Liverpool 5,468,510  10.2% 4,636,149 827,085 5,276 86,668 3,709
12 East Midlands 5,413,360  14.5% 4,709,855 696,649 6,856 93,989 274,753
13 Belfast International 5,272,664  4.6% 1,788,807 3,447,248 36,609 77,395 38,429
14 Aberdeen 3,412,257  7.8% 1,475,988 1,935,152 1,117 121,927 3,434
15 London City 2,912,123  23.5% 2,214,884 697,239 0 91,177 0
16 Leeds Bradford 2,881,539  3.2% 2,229,283 630,575 21,681 65,249 109
17 Glasgow Prestwick 2,422,332  1.0% 1,827,592 593,117 1,623 47,910 31,517
18 Belfast City 2,186,993  3.9% 93,547 2,093,320 126 43,022 1,057
19 Cardiff 2,111,148  4.3% 1,665,247 428,260 17,641 43,963 2,391
20 Southampton 1,965,686  2.8% 767,416 1,198,006 264 54,183 297

Source: UK CAA Official Statistics[10]

2006 DataEdit

Rank Airport Total
Passengers
% Change
2005/2006
International
Passengers
Domestic
Passengers
Transit
Passengers
Aircraft
Movements
Freight
(Metric Tonnes)
1 London Heathrow 67,527,925  0.6% 61,345,841 5,993,386 188,696 477,048 1,263,128
2 London Gatwick 34,163,579  4.2% 30,018,783 4,061,562 83,234 263,363 211,857
3 London Stansted 23,687,013  7.7% 21,002,260 2,678,092 6,661 206,693 224,312
4 Manchester 22,442,855  0.2% 18,601,604 3,522,158 319,093 229,729 148,957
5 London Luton 9,425,908  3.0% 7,875,084 1,539,745 11,079 116,131 17,993
6 Birmingham Airport 9,147,384  2.5% 7,532,792 1,523,212 91,380 119,490 14,681
7 Glasgow 8,848,755  0.6% 4,245,338 4,575,124 28,293 110,034 6,289
8 Edinburgh 8,611,345  1.8% 2,743,220 5,863,431 4,694 126,914 36,389
9 Bristol 5,757,963  9.6% 4,297,696 1,412,526 47,741 84,583 32
10 Newcastle 5,431,976  4.4% 3,624,228 1,783,134 24,614 81,655 306
11 Belfast International 5,038,692  4.4% 1,533,065 3,482,199 23,428 77,652 38,417
12 Liverpool 4,963,776  12.5% 4,078,245 884,215 1,316 91,263 5,724
13 East Midlands 4,727,996  13.0% 4,048,071 672,748 7,177 88,592 272,303
14 Aberdeen 3,164,042  10.9% 1,325,989 1,836,635 1,418 116,971 4,022
15 Leeds Bradford 2,792,686  7.0% 2,154,982 632,235 5,469 66,921 101
16 Glasgow Prestwick 2,397,412  0.4% 1,824,523 570,405 2,484 48,189 28,537
17 London City 2,358,184  18.1% 1,738,346 619,813 25 79,436 0
18 Belfast City 2,105,769  5.9% 51,948 2,053,649 172 39,411 827
19 Cardiff 2,024,428  13.8% 1,628,245 364,852 31,331 42,055 2,212
20 Southampton 1,912,979  4.2% 619,219 1,293,483 277 55,786 195

Source: UK CAA Official Statistics[11]

Future airport expansionEdit

  • Heathrow AirportTerminal 5 opened on 27 March 2008, increasing the total passenger numbers potentially to over 90 million, possibly making Heathrow the world's busiest airport. Plans for a third runway could increase aircraft movement dramatically and see over 115 million passengers using Heathrow annually; however, the decision could be made to give Gatwick a second runway. See also Future expansion and Expansion of London Heathrow Airport.
  • Gatwick Airport – Battling with Heathrow for Government decision on an extra runway. A second runway at Gatwick could see it match or even overtake Heathrow's traffic and income. Supporters say multiple large London airports are better than one massive one.
  • Manchester Airport – Expansion of services and facilities at Manchester Airport estimates a usage by 50 million passengers in 2030, which is more than twice as many as the airport handles now.
  • Stansted Airport – Plans for a second runway to increase capacity were shelved in 2010. Sold by BAA to Manchester Airports group in 2013,[12] following a Competition Commission ruling. See Stansted proposed expansion for more.
  • Luton Airport – 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, although plans for a new rail link between London St. Pancras and Luton Airport Parkway have been approved.[citation needed] See Development plans and the future
  • Birmingham Airport – Birmingham Airport recently extended its runway to accommodate long haul flights to the Far East, South America and West Coast. The airport has drawn up plans for a second runway linked to High Speed 2. In July 2019 plans were confirmed by the airport for a £500 million pound expansion. This will enable the airport to accommodate for up to 20 million passengers. The new development will create over 3500 new jobs and is set to be complete in 2033.
  • Leeds Bradford Airport – In November 2008, Bridgepoint Capital announced a £28 million expansion of the current terminal building at Leeds Bradford Airport, enabling the airport to handle in excess of 6 million passengers a year. The airport also intends to increase parking, the number of aircraft stands[clarification needed], and build a railway link towards Horsforth, enabling a link with Leeds railway station.
  • Bournemouth Airport – A£45 million redevelopment by Manchester Airports group was announced in 2006 and began in 2008. The terminal building is to double in size, to replace the arrivals terminal, increase the number of stands/gates from 4 to 13 and to add more car parking spaces. Improvements to the local infrastructure, as well as the possibility of the construction of a new hotel are also included in the redevelopment phases.[13]
  • London Southend Airport – Since its purchase by the Stobart Group in 2008, London Southend Airport has embarked on a massive programme of development including a 300-metre (980 ft) runway extension, new terminal, railway station and hotel. EasyJet commenced services from the airport in April 2012 with the anticipation that 700,000 passengers would be carried by easyJet alone that year.
  • Bristol Airport – The expansion is to occur in stages, spread over 30 construction projects in order to increase passenger numbers to 10 million a year. Plans include a doubling of passenger terminal floorspace, new piers and aircraft parking stands, extensions to the apron, two multi-storey car parks and a public transport interchange. In October 2013, construction started on a £6.5 million walkway connected to the centre of the terminal, to provide four more pre-boarding zones. The 3,880-square-metre (41,800 sq ft) walkway opened in July 2014. It allows the use of jetways, including for wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In August 2014, the airport announced that construction of an £8.6 million eastward extension of the terminal would start in September, and construction was completed in summer 2015. This expansion was immediately followed by the starting of an 8,500-square-metre (91,000 sq ft) western terminal extension that will expand the security, baggage handling and immigration facilities. A 201-room Hampton by Hilton hotel is under construction and is due to be complete by winter 2016. The airport has also invested in wider infrastructure such as the South Bristol Link road, which will speed up journey times to the airport.
  • Other – Numerous UK airports are expanding to accommodate the new Airbus A380.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Rank is by Total Passengers
  2. ^ Total Passengers includes Domestic, International and Transit Passengers
  3. ^ Aircraft Movements includes all Commercial and Non-Commercial takeoffs and landings
  4. ^ Rank is by Total Passengers
  5. ^ Total Passengers includes Domestic, International and Transit Passengers
  6. ^ Aircraft Movements includes all Commercial and Non-Commercial takeoffs and landings
  7. ^ Rank is by Total Passengers
  8. ^ Total Passengers includes Domestic, International and Transit Passengers
  9. ^ Aircraft Movements includes all Commercial and Non-Commercial takeoffs and landings
  10. ^ Rank is by Total Passengers
  11. ^ Total Passengers includes Domestic, International and Transit Passengers
  12. ^ Aircraft Movements includes all Commercial and Non-Commercial takeoffs and landings

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ UK Airport Statistics: 2006 - annual, Table 3.1 Aircraft Movements, Table 9 Total Passengers & Transit Passengers, Table 10.1 International Passengers, Table 10.2 Domestic Passengers and Table 13.2 Freight.
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  13. ^ "£45 million redevelopment programme". Bournemouth Airport. 2007. Archived from the original on 21 December 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2009.