Decline in UK domestic aviation
After years of growth, the number of UK domestic air passengers has been falling since April 2019.
The December 2019 total was 6% lower than the December 2018 figure.
These figures are taken from the Civil Aviation Authority monthly reports  (Table 10.2).
The fall in the first quarter of 2018 coincided with the "Beast from the East" prolonged severe cold weather, during which many domestic flights were cancelled .
It looks as if the UK has passed peak domestic air travel, in line with Sweden  and Germany .
|||Civil Aviation Authority https://www.caa.co.uk/Data-and-analysis/UK-aviation-market/Airports/Datasets/UK-airport-data/|
|||'Mini Beast from the East' brings snow and ice to parts of UK (17 March 2018) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43439807|
|||Decline in domestic aviation in Sweden https://www.carbonindependent.org/82.html|
|||German Air Travel Slump Points to Spread of Flight Shame (Dec 2019) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-19/german-air-travel-slump-points-to-spread-of-flight-shame|
First published: Nov 2019
Last updated: 11 Feb 2020