International Relations: The Growth of Air Travel to Visit Friends and Relations

The Civil Aviation has published a report on air passengers visiting friends or relatives (VFR)

Growing importance to UK airports of passengers visiting friends or relatives

9 March 2009 The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published a report on air passengers visiting friends or relatives (VFR).  The report looks at how this traffic has changed by destination and at UK airports, along with characteristics of these passengers as compared with other leisure passengers.

 

It also goes on to investigate potential factors behind this growth, such as increased labour mobility, migration, and ownership of second homes abroad.

 

19 March 2009 Revised version.  Corrections to Table 4.7 and paragraph 4.81 (alongside the related detail in Annex A) have been incorporated.

 

30 September 2009 Reissued as CAP787 with minor corrections to Table 2.7.

 

The document is available here.