Aviation is a major UK industry, carrying over 235 million passengers a year and over 2.3 million tonnes of freight. Demand for air travel is projected to grow in the medium to long-term. DfT has put in place a long-term framework that balances the delivery of social and economic benefits from aviation, with the need to reduce and mitigate the environmental impacts of air transport and airport development.
Advice on current security requirements and general travel information for passengers departing from UK airports.
Government has published a Scoping Document to initiate a stakeholder dialogue on the future direction of aviation policy.
Information for both domestic and international air passengers.
- Advance registration before you travel
- Airport and airline services for disabled travellers
- Health and consumer issues
- Making a complaint about air services
- UK flight services
- What to expect at the airport
Safety and security
DfT and the Civil Aviation Authority's Safety Regulation Group recognise that aviation safety needs constant vigilance by regulators and industry alike. As such, we are always looking to improve safety levels and reduce the risk of harm arising from air transport.
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- Air travel hand baggage rules
- Airport security for disabled people
- Airport security passenger information
- Aviation safety
- Aviation security
- Civil Aviation Authority Safety Regulation Group
- Dangerous and restricted items: what you cannot take on board an aircraft
- In-flight safety
- Security scanners
Aviation for business and industry
- Aviation in Europe
- Aviation permits
- Carriage of dangerous goods by air
- Civil aviation
- Civil Aviation Authority
- International services
- Moving goods by air
Airport and airspace policy
DfT's aviation policies ensure that public and private sectors can work in partnership to provide the UK with the world's best air traffic services and effect the most efficient use of airspace in terms of safety, efficiency and capacity to meet increasing demand.
Aviation and the environment
DfT is taking action to alleviate and control the adverse impacts of aircraft noise, air quality and adverse impacts of aviation on climate change.
- Air travel and greener holidays
- Air travel and the environment
- Aviation environmental issues
- Aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme from 2012
- Noise exposure contours
- UK aviation: carbon reduction futures