The Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not lease aircraft, ie rent them to be flown by MOD pilots, but rather charters with private companies to fly on the MOD's behalf. The number of pallets, weight of supplies (in tonnes) and number of flights taken by RAF and civilian chartered aircraft to Afghanistan over the last six calendar years are as follows:
|RAF aircraft||Civilian leased aircraft|
|Number of pallets||Weight of supplies (in tonnes)||Number of flights||Number of pallets||Weight of supplies (in tonnes)||Number of flights|
The figures provided include direct flights from the UK to Afghanistan as well as those via interim destinations, such as Cyprus.