HC Deb 08 December 1980 vol 995 c238W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the cost in July 1980 in respect of a single midmorning landing and subsequent take-off by a Boeing 747, assuming a passenger load of 365 and including all landing, handling, navigation, security and any other charges, at the following airports: (a) London (Heathrow), (b) London (Gatwick), (c) Charles de Gaulle, (d) Frankfurt, (e) Amsterdam (Schipol), (f) Brussels, (g) Copenhagen, (h) Rome (Finicino) and (i) Zurich.

Mr. Tebbit

It is not possible to provide the information requested, as some of the charges will vary according to the commercial arrangements the airline concerned has made for such matters as ground handling. For a notional comparison of traffic charges at most of these international airports, I refer my hon. Friend to the material provided on pages 68 and 69 of the annual report and accounts of the British Airports Authority, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.