Aviation: North East

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Anna Turley Anna Turley Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many annual flight movements between airports in the North East and (a) Heathrow and (b) Gatwick Airport took place in each year between 2000 and 2015.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Information on the number of flights between the North East and Heathrow and Gatwick are contained in the tables below:

Year

Heathrow

Gatwick

2000

6,300

3,610

2001

6,070

3,240

2002

6,090

2,950

2003

6,080

2,870

2004

6,420

2,790

2005

6,910

2,870

2006

6,270

3,140

2007

6,450

1,810

2008

6,020

1,970

2009

4,310

2,430

2010

3,590

2,300

2011

4,090

2,100

2012

3,980

1,900

2013

3,910

1,770

2014

4,070

1,210

2015

4,180

260

Reporting airport

Heathrow

Gatwick

Last/next airport

Durham Tees Valley

Newcastle

Durham Tees Valley

Newcastle

2000

2,430

3,870

40

3,570

2001

2,090

3,980

-

3,240

2002

2,080

4,010

-

2,950

2003

1,990

4,090

-

2,870

2004

2,120

4,300

-

2,790

2005

2,150

4,750

100

2,770

2006

2,010

4,260

500

2,650

2007

2,390

4,070

10

1,800

2008

1,990

4,030

-

1,960

2009

450

3,860

-

2,430

2010

-

3,590

-

2,300

2011

-

4,090

-

2,100

2012

-

3,980

-

1,900

2013

-

3,910

-

1,760

2014

-

4,070

-

1,210

2015

-

4,180

-

260

Source: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

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