Aviation statistics

Aviation statistics information.

The Department for Transport produces aviation statistics on the following topics:

  • activity at UK airports, including number of flights, passengers and volume of freight handled; punctuality at and mode of travel to selected airports are also given
  • activity by UK airlines, including distance flown, passengers uplifted, seat occupancy, fleet size and employment
  • summary statistics for major international airports and airlines
  • casualties caused by aviation and air proximity incidents
  • public attitudes to aviation and airport expansion
  • passenger experience of air travel, including security screening
  • emissions from aviation

Most of these statistics are collected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and other organisations external to the Department for Transport.

All the results in the aviation statistics series are outside the scope of National Statistics. The majority of tables are updated annually but data on public attitudes to aviation are collected and published on an ad hoc basis.

Technical information

National statistics

All of the statistics published in this series are Official Statistics. The department’s view is that all statistics which are not designated as National Statistics are robust and have been produced to a suitable standard.

Pre-release access list

The post holders given access to these statistics up to 24 hours prior to release are available in the Pre-release access list air passenger experience: results from CAA survey module.

Background information

External websites

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Aviation statistics enquiries

Publications released during 2015

  1. Air passenger experience of security screening: 2014

    • 24 June 2015
    • Statistics

Publications released during 2014

  1. Air passenger experience of security screening: 2013

    • 18 June 2014
    • Statistics

Publications released during 2013

  1. Air passenger experience of security screening: 2012

    • 19 June 2013
    • Statistics

Publications released during 2012

  1. Air passenger experience of security screening: results from CAA survey module - 2011

    • 21 June 2012
    • Statistics

Publications released during 2010

  1. Air passenger experience: Results from CAA survey module (2009)

    • 29 July 2010
    • Statistics

Data tables associated with this series

  1. Air traffic at UK airports (AVI01)

    • 31 July 2014
    • Statistical data set
  2. Activity by UK airlines (AVI02)

    • 11 December 2014
    • Statistical data set
  3. Major airports and airlines worldwide (AVI03)

    • 11 December 2014
    • Statistical data set
  4. Aviation accidents and incidents (AVI04)

    • 11 December 2014
    • Statistical data set