HC Deb 30 November 1987 vol 123 cc425-6W
36. Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many landing slots are currently available at Gatwick and how many are currently used by(a)British Airways, (b) British Caledonian and (c) other airlines.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

We understand from the Gatwick scheduling committee that, of a theoretical total number of slots available for aircraft movements, 182,423 were used in the period September 1986–August 1987. These were distributed as shown below.

British Airways1 17,965
British Caledonian1 32,345
Other airlines 113,833
Miscellaneous business aviation movements, positioning flights etc. 18,280
Total 182,423
1 including British Airtours and Cal Air respectively.
2 Slots allocated for aircraft movements September 1986–August 1987.

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