Aviation: Costs

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the percentage change in real terms of the average cost to the individual of travelling by international aeroplane since (a) 1980, (b) 1997, (c) 2010 and (d) 2015.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)

According to the Office for National Statistics International Passenger Survey the estimated real cost of the average one-way air fare covering scheduled direct international flights from 2010 to 2017 decreased by 24%. From 2015 to 2017 the real cost decreased by 18%. Fare data is inclusive of all taxes and charges and are unavailable prior to 2000.

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