Distance flown by UK airlines on international and domestic flights 2002-2018

This statistic shows the total number of aircraft kilometers flown by UK airlines between 2002 and 2018, for both international and domestic flights. Understandably, international flights tended to cover a much larger distance than domestic ones. The international distance flown also increased, suggesting that there were more flights flying further over this period. At the same time domestic flight distance traveled was decreasing suggesting that people may have been using other modes of transport for traveling within the UK. In 2018, international distance flown amounted to over two billion kilometers, whereas domestic distance amounted to 113 million kilometers.

Annual international and domestic aircraft kilometers flown by airlines in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2002 and 2018*

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2002 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*The source does not provide data for 2016.
The data excludes sub-charter operations performed on behalf of UK airlines.

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