General Article 1% of English residents take one-fifth of overseas flights, survey shows

Topic Selected: Travel and Tourism Book Volume: 365
This article is 4 years old. Click here to view the latest articles for this topic.

FoI request to DfT reveals 10% most frequent flyers took more than half of flights abroad in 2018.

By Niko Kommenda

Just 1% of English residents are responsible for nearly a fifth of all flights abroad, according to previously unpublished statistics.

The figures, published in a Department for Transport survey, also reveal that the 10% most frequent flyers in England took more than half of all international flights in 2018. However, 48% of the population did not take a single flight abroad in the last year.

The new findings bolster calls for a frequent flyer levy, a proposal under which each citizen would be allowed one tax-free flight per year but would pay progressively higher taxes on each additional flight taken.

To read the rest of this article from The Guardian click here


Would you like to see the rest of this article and all the other benefits that Issues Online can provide with?

Sign up now for an immediate no obligation FREE TRIAL and view the entire collection