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Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the average number of passengers on internal flights within Great Britain in the last period for which figures are available is, expressed (a) in passenger numbers and (b) as a percentage of passenger-carrying capacity; (234340)

(2) how many internal flights within Great Britain there were in 2007; and what estimate he has made of the overall number of passengers who travelled on such flights.

In 2007, there were 293,000 passenger flights departing airports in Great Britain to fly to another airport in Great Britain. These flights carried 17.2 million passengers. This equates to an average of 59 passengers per flight, equivalent to 64 per cent. of estimated seat capacity.