Aviation

Transport written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average load factor was for domestic flights in each year since 1997.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

holding answer 14 July 2008

The following table shows the average load factor for domestic flights in each year since 1997.

Average load factor for domestic flights( 1) 1997-2007
P assenger seat occupanc y (percentage)
1997 64.2
1998 62.1
1999 60.7
2000 64.9
2001 61.8
2002 65.9
2003 70.4
2004 67.9
2005 65.0
2006 65.9
2007 65.1
(1) Major UK airlines, excluding sub-charter operations performed on behalf of UK airlines.

Source:

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) UK airline statistics

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