§ 49. Mr. Robert Howarth
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the percentage growth of passenger and freight traffic carried by all British airlines since 1964 and his estimate of the growth for 1968 and 1969; and if he will also state the share of traffic won by the two air corporations in each year up to 1968.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
In the three years 1964 to 1967 the number of passenger miles flown on all services of British airlines increased by 44 per cent. During the same period the number of freight ton miles flown on scheduled services increased by 57 per cent.145W
It is estimated that in 1968 passenger and freight traffic will be slightly higher than in 1967. Estimates for 1969 are not available.
The proportions of the passenger and freight traffic of British airlines carried by the Corporations are given below:—
SHARE OF PASSENGER AND FREIGHT TRAFFIC OF BRITISH AIRLINES CARRIED BY THE AIR CORPORATIONS Percentages Year Passenger traffic All services Freight traffic Scheduled services* 1964 … 71 84 1965 … 69 85 1966 … 65 87 1967 … 65 90 1968 (estimated) … 62 90 * The freight traffic by charter is relatively small.