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Commercial Flights

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many commercial flights were made from British airports in each of the last five years; and what percentage were (a) four hours or longer and (b) four hours or less. [129800]

The available information is as follows:

Commercial air transport movements1: United Kingdom
Percentage
Number (thousand)Short haul2Long haul
19981,50488.611.4
19991,58088.611.4
20001,66388.711.3
20011,69089.011.0
20021,68389.210.8
1 Landings and take-offs of aircraft engaged in commercial air transport. Includes all scheduled movements (loaded or empty) and loaded charter movements, but excludes empty positioning flights.
2 Domestic flights, flights between the UK and Europe or North Africa, and flights to/from oil rigs.

Source:

Civil Aviation Authority