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Flights taken, routes & cost taken in last three financial years: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
3 Apr 2020
Flights taken, routes & cost taken in last three financial years: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000019787
Date received: 9 Mar 2020
Date responded: 3 Apr 2020
Information requested

1) The number of flights taken by Scottish Government ministers, officials and special advisers broken down by the last three financial years

2) The routes Scottish Government ministers, officials and special advisers have flown broken down by the last three financial years

3) The cost of any flights taken by Scottish government ministers, officials and special advisers broken down by the last three financial years

Response

I have assumed that all Scottish government ministers, officials and special advisers means all Core Scottish Government staff.
The answer to your question is:-
1) The number of flights taken over the last three financial years
Flights booked via Corporate Travel Management:-
2016/17 - 7947 flights
2017/18 - 8245 flights
2018/19 - 8557 flights

Flight cost claimed back via expenses and charge cards (no route details available) :-
2016/2017 – 86 flights, Total = £16,746.74
2017/2018 – 68 flights, Total = £15,483.74
2018/2019 – 90 flights, Total = £20,693.44

2 & 3) The attached document contains details of routes and costs. The total cost over the financial year for each route is shown, not individual flight costs.

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