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Flight Statistics

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) long haul and (b) short haul commercial flights took off from UK airports in each of the last five years. (91441)

The number of flights that took off from UK airports in each of the last five years are as follows:

Commercial flights from UK airports

Thousand

Short haul1

Long haul2

2001

942

100

2002

940

99

2003

967

101

2004

1,015

113

2005

1,068

123

1 Short haul includes flights within UK (domestic), to oil rigs and to Europe (includes EU-25, Norway, Switzerland, Gibraltar, Turkey and Former Yugoslavia).

2 Long haul includes flights to all countries outside of Europe.

Source:

Civil Aviation Authority