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Distribution of travel purpose from selected airports in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2002 and 2016*

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Purpose of air travel at airports in the United Kingdom (UK) 2002-2016 This graph shows the different reasons that people travel by air from selected UK airports between 2002 and 2016. This general UK trend shows that holiday and business travel fell as percentage of UK travel purposes. Business trips fell from making up 24 percent of all air travel in 2002 to 18 percent in 2013. Visiting family and friends became more common.
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This graph shows the different reasons that people travel by air from selected UK airports between 2002 and 2016. This general UK trend shows that holiday and business travel fell as percentage of UK travel purposes. Business trips fell from making up 24 percent of all air travel in 2002 to 18 percent in 2013. Visiting family and friends became more common.
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Release date
July 2015
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2002 to 2016
Number of respondents
142,766*
Special properties
Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and Manchester airports
Method of interview
Face-to-face interview
Supplementary notes
* n (2014) = 152,871; Base of previous years provided by the source.
Average for airports calculated by Statista.
Results are based on the CAA passenger Survey, which is carried out at selected airports each year.

Some figures have been rounded so not all years add up to 100.

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