New research indicates that about 90% of UK domestic flights…

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New research indicates that about 90% of UK domestic flights…

New research indicates that about 90% of UK domestic flights are taken by 2% of the population
2021-11-11 23:33:00
Data from the DfT’s National Travel Survey 2019 and data from the Civil Aviation Authority’s 2018 passenger survey show that about 90% of domestic flights in the UK were taken by just 2% of English flyers in 2019.  The data was obtained by the environmental group, Possible.  They also found that the typical domestic flier earns twice the national average salary.  In an average year, 90% of the UK population do not take any domestic flights at all.  Leo Murray, director of innovation at Possible, speaking of the cut in domestic Air Passenger Duty, from April 2023, said: “This new analysis shows that this tax cut makes even less sense than first feared. Effectively all of the benefits will go to reward the tiny number of wealthy households responsible for almost all of the environmental damage from domestic flights, incentivising them to fly even more often, mostly on routes that could easily be travelled by train.”  Many people support a ban on domestic flights, on routes where the train journey is easy and less than 4 to 6 hours.  In any one year (pre Covid) about 50% of the UK population do not fly at all, and about 15% of the population take 70% of all flights.  1% of English residents take 20% of all overseas flights. .Tweet     FREQUENT FLYERS: 90% OF DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TAKEN BY 2% OF PEOPLE, ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH Majority of Brits back banning UK flights where train could be used instead By Helen Coffey (Independent) 9.11.2021 Some 90% of domestic flights in the UK were taken by just 2% of English flyers in 2019, new analysis of government data has revealed. Climate charity Possible went through figures from the Department for Transport’s National Travel Survey 2019 and data from the Civil Aviation Authority’s 2018 passenger survey to get a clearer picture of the domestic aviation market, also discovering that the typical domestic flier earns twice the national average salary. By contrast, around nine in 10 people in the UK never take any domestic flights at all. It follows the chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement that Air Passenger Duty, the UK tax on flights, wo

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