To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information her Department holds on the average cost of flights from London airports to other EU member state capitals in each of the last 20 years; and if she will make a statement.
The following table gives estimates of the average one-way fare between airports in London and in the state capitals of other EU-27 countries. These estimates are based on data collected via the International Passenger Survey. There was a change in methodology in 2007, which may partly explain the increase in fares in this year. It is also worth noting that the sample sizes for some destinations are very small and the distribution of destinations has changed over time, as the number of flights to different destinations have changed at different rates. These figures should therefore be interpreted with caution.
|Estimated one-way air fare between London airports and other EU member state capitals, 2000-10|
|Average single fare (1 ) (£)||Unweighted sample size|
|(1 )Real 2010 prices.|