Total distance travelled by air transportation within Great Britain (UK) 1960-2016

This bar chart illustrates the total distance travelled annually by air transportation in Great Britain (UK) from 1960 to 2016, in billion passenger kilometers. An overall increase in air transportation travel was observed during the time period shown. In 2010, air travel amounted to eight billion passenger-kilometers in Great Britain, which made up 1.1 percent of the total distance travelled by all modes of transport that year. In 2016, 9 billion passenger-kilometers were estimated in air travel.

Distance travelled annually by air transportation within Great Britain (UK) from 1960 to 2016

Billion passenger-kilometers travelled
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Release date

December 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

1960 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Break in time series.
UK airlines, domestic passengers uplifted on scheduled and non-scheduled flights.
** No air figure available for 2016. The 2015 figure has been used to estimate a total for all modes.

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