To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what percentage of passengers forecast to use (a) Heathrow and (b) Gatwick Airports in (i) 2010, (ii) 2020 and (iii) 2030 are forecast to be in transit between an international flight and (A) a domestic and (B) another international flight.
The latest DfT aviation forecasting methodology and results were reported in 'UK Air Passenger Demand and CO2 Forecasts' (2007), available at:
The following table shows the forecasts for total and transfer passenger travel through Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
|Forecast UK terminal passengers (million passengers per annum, mppa) and transfer shares of total|
|Transfer passengers mppa||Transfer passengers (percentage)|
|Total passengers mppa||Domestic to/from international||International to international||Domestic to/from international||International to international|
| Note: |
DfT forecasts of demand at each airport depend on capacity assumptions at all UK airports. These forecasts assume the central 'White Paper' case, including an extra runway and associated terminal capacity at both Stansted and Heathrow.