Aircraft

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 most commonly used model of aircraft for domestic flight routes in the UK is.

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

The most commonly used model of aircraft for domestic flight routes in the UK in 2007 was the Airbus A319.

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Barry Coward
Posted on 17 Jul 2008 2:22 pm (Report this annotation)

While the A319 is a modern medium size pure jet, modern turbo props on domestic routes would only consume one tenth of the fuel used by an A319. Maybe HMG should tax aircraft so that operators are encouraged to use turbo props. Better still let us improve rail capacity and fare structure so there would be no need for many of these flights (Belfast excepted).