Air traffic forecasts
Air traffic forecasts serve a number of purposes:
- They take a view on expected demand in order to inform policy on airport capacity
- They are a key input to studies on future capacity requirements such as SERAS
- They can be used to examine the economic implications of policy alternatives
- They are used by other Government departments
The forecasts aim to show the demand for air travel by UK and foreign residents to and from UK airports up to the year 2020, and are used by Government departments, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), airports and airlines, together with their own forecasts, for planning and appraisal purposes.