Advance booking time for flights in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015

This survey shows a distribution of how far in advance consumers booked flights in the United Kingdom as of 2015. The results of the survey of recent flyers also further breaks down by domestic, short haul and medium-long haul flights. The majority of flights overall were booked within a year prior to the flight, with 41 percent booked 4 to 12 months before travel and 37 percent booked 2 to 3 months before travel.

How far in advance of the date of travel was the booking made for this flight?

>12 months before travel4-12 months before travel2-3 months before travelWithin 1 month of travel
Short haul flight1%35%43%20%
Medium/long haul3%48%31%17%
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Release date

June 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 2014 to January 2015

Number of respondents

1,177 respondents

Special properties

Flight bookers; all who had flown in the last 12 months

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

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Statistics on "Airline travel in the United Kingdom (UK)"

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