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Aviation: Costs

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the real terms cost of travelling by air was in each year since 1997, taking 1997 as the baseline. (195927)

The following table shows the average UK one-way air fare, including taxes and charges, covering domestic and international flights.

Average UK one-way air fare, 1997 prices

£

Average air fare

1997

203

1998

192

1999

163

2000

158

2001

143

2002

129

2003

112

2004

107

2005

101

2006

103

Notes:

1. ‘Fare’ includes all taxes and charges.

2. Covers domestic and international scheduled flights, but excludes transfer and charter passengers.

3. Domestic component based on a sample of routes where sufficient data available.

Source:

DfT analysis of CAA and IPS data.