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December 17, 2008 5:10 pm

Traffic at UK airports

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Passenger numbers at UK airports began falling sharply in the final months of 2008 amid the credit crunch and economic downturn. The long term trend is for continuing growth, however, and there is mounting pressure to build new runways in the south-east of England, first at Stansted and Heathrow and later possibly at Gatwick after 2019.

The graphic below is laid out in four tabs. The first shows the locations of airports and heliports within the UK; hover over the dots for information. The remaining three tabs show passenger numbers, aircraft movements and runway congestion for international and UK airports. The trend – for more passengers and more aircraft movements – is also shown. Click on the tabs to see the data.

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