Charter Flights January 2016 Through December 2019 - All Data on this Page From Freedom of Information Requests

Charter Flights Q1 January/February/March 2019

1. Number of males removed 312.
2. Number of females removed 15.
3. Number of escorts 893.
4. Number of flights in total 11.
Destination       Number of flights     Number of returnees
Albania                          4                                 167
Pakistan                         2                                    39
 
Nigeria & Ghana           2                              34
Switzerland/Germany     1                             30
France/Germany             1                             28
Jamaica                         1                             29

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Charter Flights Q2  April/May/June 2019

No Flights

The Home Office has spent a quarter of a million pounds on charter flights to deport people in the three months April/May/June, without a single plane leaving the runway in that period. The three-month suspension of the flights was revealed in a Freedom of Information requests obtained by ‘No-Deportations’.

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Charter Flights Q3 July/August/September 2019

1. Number of males removed      44
2. Number of females removed   2
3. Number of escorts                 203

4. Number of flights in total 4 flights
Please note that some flights went to more than one destination

Number removed to each country?
France                        3 flights 15 removed
Germany         1 flight 21 removed
Nigeria                       1 flight 5 removed
Ghana                         1 flight 5 removed

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Charter Flights  Q4 October/November/December 2019

1. Number of males removed       35
2. Number of females removed    2
3. Number of escorts                 172

5. Number flights to each country / number removed to each country

France 1 flight 6 removed
Germany 2 flights 27 removed
Switzerland 1 flight 3 removed
Kosovo 1 flight 1 removed

Please note that some flights went to more than one destination.

Number of children, if any None.

Total cost of Home Office Charter Flights, Q4 October/November/December 2019
The total cost of Home Office charter flights for the period October, November and December 2019 was £443,089.62.*

Charter Flights Q1 January/February/March 2018

1. Number of males removed 365
2. Number of females removed 38
3. Number of escorts 1,016
4. Number of flights in total 12
5. Number flights to each country / number removed to each country

Destination                   Number of Flights         Returnees
Albania                                    4                        164
Austria/Bulgaria/France            1                         23
Bulgaria/France                        1                         22     
Ghana/Nigeria                          3                         110                                       
Pakistan                                   3                          84
No children were returned.

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Charter Flights Q2 April/May/June 2018 inclusive

400 persons were removed in Q2
Number of males 387
Number of females 13
Number of escorts 846
Number of flights in total 10
No Children were removed
Number flights to each country / number removed to each country
Albania                                                 5 Flights           270 Returnees

Switzerland/Austria/Bulgaria                1 Flight             20 Returnees

Ghana/Nigeria                                      1 Flight             35 Returnees

Pakistan                                               3 Flights           75 Returnees
All Data HO Response to a Freedom of Information Request

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Charter Flights Q3 July/August/September 2018

1. Number of males removed
2. Number of females removed
3. Number of escorts
4. Number of flights in total
5. Number flights to each country / number removed to each country
6. Number of children, if any

1. Number of males removed in July, August and September 2018. - 378.

2. Number of females removed in July, August and September 2018. - 16.

3. Number of escorts in July, August and September 2018. - 904.
4. Number of flights in total in July, August and September 2018. - 11.
5. Number flights/ number removed to each country / Q3 July/August/September 2018.
Albania 5 flights 268 Returnees
France/Switzerland 2 flights 28 Returnees
Ghana/Nigeria 2 flights 49 Returnees
Pakistan  2 flights 49 Returnees

6. No children were returned.

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Charter Flights Q4 Octo/November/December 2018


1. Number of males removed 342.

2. Number of females removed 9.

3. Number of escorts 737.

4. Number of flights in total 9.

Destination      Number of flights     Number of returnees

Albania                     6                                  256

Pakistan                   2                                    69

Nigeria & Ghana      1                                    26

This information was requested on the 16th January 2019. The Home Office disclosed the data on 24th April 2019, only after the Information Commissioner compelled them to do so.

Charter Flights Q1 /January/February/March 2017

1. Number of males removed - 475
2. Number of females removed - 27
3. Number of escorts - 1,077
4. Number of flights in total - 12
Number flights to each country / number removed to each country

Albania               4                                 200
Germany           2                                  43
Jamaica               1                                  32
Nigeria/Ghana     2                                  95
Pakistan               3                                  132

No children were returned

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Charter Flights Q2 April/May/June 2017

1. Number of males removed - 329
2. Number of females removed - 20
3. Number of escorts - 788
4. Number of flights in total - 10
5. Number flights to each country / number removed to each country
Albania                 4                                                      149
Germany              2                                                        43
Nigeria/Ghana     2                                                       84
Pakistan               2                                                        73

No children were returned

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Charter Flights July/August/September 2017

Number of males removed   376
Number of females removed   29
Number of escorts    830
Number of flights in total   11
 Albania                       3 flights,          134 removed;
Germany          1 flight,            34 removed (third country nationals, not German nationals)
Pakistan           3 flights,           153 removed
Nigeria             2 flights,           57 removed
Ghana              2 flights,          27 removed (the Ghana flights went to Nigeria as well)

No children were removed on any of the flights

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Charter Flights Q4 October/November/December 2017

1. Number of males removed 385
2. Number of females removed 23
3. Number of escorts 842
4. Number of flights in total 9
5. No children were returned.

Albania                                    4 Flights           198 Returnees 
Bulgaria/Czech/France             1 Flight             24 Returnees   
Ghana/Nigeria                          1 Flight             55 Returnees
Pakistan                                     3 Flights           131 Returnees

Charter Flights Q1 January/February/March 2016

1. Number of males removed   438
2. Number of females removed   23
3. Number of escorts    875
4. Number of flights in total   10

5.  Destination      
      Albania                 4 Flights             190 Returnees
      Nigeria/Ghana     2 Flights              78   Returnees
      Pakistan                4 Flights             193  Returnees

No children were removed on any of the flights 

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Charter Flight Q2 April/May/June 2016

 1. Number of males removed 336
 2. Number of females removed 18
 3. Number of escorts 652
 4. Number of flights in total 8

5. Destination      Number of Flights       Returnees
Albania                            4                         194
Nigeria/Ghana                 1                         47
Pakistan                            3                         113

6. Number of children, if any:  None

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Charter Flights Q3 /July/August/September 2016

1. Number of males removed 368
2. Number of females removed 16
3. Number of escorts 814
4. Number of flights in total 10

5. Destination
Albania            3 flights            140 persons removed
Jamaica 1 flight            42   persons removed
Nigeria/Ghana 2 flights 78 persons removed
Pakistan           4 flights           124 persons removed


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Charter Flights Q4 October/November/December 2016

1. Number of males removed - 344
2. Number of females removed - 20
3. Number of escorts - 693
4. Number of flights in total - 7

Albania            4  Flights         215 Removed

Nigeria/Ghana 1 Flight             51 Removed

Pakistan            2 Flights          98 Removed

No children were removed on any of the flights

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