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Aviation

Volume 486: debated on Monday 19 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of UK regional air services are operated by each airline in each region. (248095)

[holding answer 15 January 2009]: The information requested is set out in the following table, which has been compiled by the CAA.

Major airlines’ percentage share of UK terminal airport passengers (scheduled and charter) by DFT planning region in 2007

Percentage

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

North of England

Midlands

South West

South East

Total UK excluding Channel Islands

Aer Arann

0

5

1

0

0

0

0

0

Aer Lingus

1

0

0

1

2

0

2

1

Air Southwest

0

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

Bmi

5

0

9

2

0

0

3

3

Bmi Regional

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Bmibaby

4

34

8

2

18

0

0

2

British Airways

12

0

0

4

0

0

24

16

EasyJet

18

1

41

11

5

39

11

13

Emirates

1

0

0

1

2

0

1

1

Flybe

7

3

16

4

8

9

2

4

Flyglobespan

6

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Jet2.Com

1

0

6

9

0

0

0

2

KLM

3

0

0

1

1

0

1

1

KLM Cityhopper

1

8

0

2

1

2

0

1

Loganair

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Monarch Airlines

1

0

0

5

6

0

2

2

Onur Air

0

2

0

1

1

1

0

0

Ryanair

11

0

6

10

14

13

12

12

Thomas Cook Airlines (MyTravel)1

2

8

4

3

3

2

0

1

Thomas Cook Airlines (Thomas Cook)1

2

0

0

5

5

1

1

2

Thomson Airways2

2

25

0

9

12

8

2

4

First Choice Airways2

1

7

1

4

5

7

1

2

Virgin Atlantic Airways

0

0

0

1

0

0

4

2

XL Airways UK3

1

1

0

3

0

2

1

1

Others4

17

6

7

19

16

12

31

25

Total

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

1 MyTravel and Thomas Cook Airlines have now merged.

2 Thomson and First Choice Airways have now merged.

3 XL Airways filed for bankruptcy in September 2008.

4 Airlines which don’t have at least a 2 per cent. share of passengers in any regions (may include subsidiaries of named airlines).

Notes:

1. Terminal passengers are sourced from CAA Airport Statistics, and includes all reporting UK airports.

2. A one-way domestic trip is counted twice, on departure from one airport, and on arrival at the other.

3. Using other measures of airline activity, such as flights, or passenger or seat kilometres, will give a different picture.

4. Individual airlines are listed where they hold a unique air operator certificate. However, some may have common ownership, such as the three bmi airlines.