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Good news from the CAA!

Monday, March 15 2010

Residents from London and Manchester (at both ends of HS2) join forces to campaign against airport expansion. Photo Plane Stupid.

(Click on image to see original and for details of licensing.)

I must not steal any more material from Railway Eye
I must not steal any more material from Railway Eye
I must not…

What the hell. This story is so good it has to be cross posted. Dear Fact Compiler, a grovelling apology is in the post.

This from the Civil Aviation Authority…

CAA STATISTICS show last year’s fall in passenger numbers was biggest since the Second World War

  • UK airports handled 17 million (7.3 per cent) fewer passengers in 2009 than in 2008, the largest annual decline for sixty-five years.
  • It is the first time numbers have fallen consecutively for two years, reducing passenger numbers to levels not seen since 2004.
  • Traffic declined the most in the first quarter of 2009, with the rate of decline easing as the year progressed.

UK airports handled 218 million passengers during the 2009 calendar year according to figures published today by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), a fall of 7.3 percent (17 million) on 2008, the biggest decline in passenger numbers at UK airports since records began.

Yet another nail in the coffin for Heathrow’s third runway?

(Posted by The Fact Compiler at 09:43 on Railway Eye today and pinched by me in its entirety.)

YIPPEE!

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