Aviation

Transport written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average distance travelled by (a) domestic excluding lifeline, (b) near Europe and (c) other international flights departing from UK airports was in each of the last three years.

Photo of Paul Clark Paul Clark Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The information requested is as follows.

(a) Table 1 shows the average distance travelled by domestic excluding lifeline flights that departed from a UK reporting airport in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Table 1
Average distance (km)
2006 372
2007 371
2008 371

(b) Table 2 shows the average distance travelled by European Union flights that departed from a UK reporting airport in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Table 2
Average distance (km)
2006 1,134
2007 1,140
2008 1,149

(c) Table 3 shows the average distance travelled by other international flights (outside of the EU) that departed from a UK reporting airport in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Table 3
Average distance (km)
2006 4,319
2007 4,324
2008 4,285
Notes:

1. Flights by passenger aircraft only.

2. Based on data from 58 reporting airports, including flights from the Isle of Man and Channel Island airports.

3. Flights to oil rigs are included in other international destinations.

Source:

Based on data supplied to DFT by the Civil Aviation Authority

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