Edinburgh Airport takes top spot, Heathrow falls behind in the number of domestic passengers

Published on : Tuesday, May 15, 2018

heathrowIn terms of number of domestic passengers, Heathrow now ranks behind Edinburgh. The number of travellers on the UK flights to and from Heathrow has dropped by 28 percent over the past 12 years.



An average of 13,000 domestic passengers per day was handled last year by the airport as compared to 18,000 in 2005.





The airport’s overall passenger number increased by 26 per cent over the same period and Edinburgh, Scotland’s busiest airport saw a drop in domestic passengers but its overseas numbers increased.Its decline was only 14 per cent lifting it to the top position from Heathrow.



Air Passenger Duty doubled in 2007  and this led to an overall reduction in domestic passengers. Currently the tax comes to £26 for a round-trip within the UK.



Charges are applicable to passengers departing from the UK airport signifying that the domestic passenger is charged for both sectors of a return journey.
The congestion in Heathrow also played a part and the domestic capacity got shrunken for more favorable international routes.



Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle are the eight domestic airports which Heathrow serves.



The Durham Tees Valley route was dropped since 2005.



Recently the British Airways  halved the number of flights between Leeds Bradford and Heathrow and currently UK airports have far more links with Amsterdam, Dublin and Paris than with Heathrow.

(No Like Yet)

Related Posts

Tags: , , ,

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 01 WTM 2020
  • 02 WTM London 2020
  • 06 ITB Asia 2020
  • 06 SATTE-GenX-Virtual-Expo
  • 11 i-meet-hotel
  • 13 IMEX 20
  • 16 FHC 2020
  • 16 G&A 2020
  • 16 ITB asia 2020
  • 16 TAAPE 2020
  • 17 GWS-2020
  • 23 emitt 21
  • 30 PATA


    1. Hotel Investment Conference Australia New Zealand

      August 12 - August 14

      August 14 - August 16
    3. IBTM AMERICAS 2020

      August 26 - August 27
    4. UITT

      September 1 - September 3
    5. RBHK Restaurant & Bar

      September 1 - September 3
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com