Friday, July 21, 2017

Busiest ever day at airports

Today is expected to be the busiest day in aviation history in Great Britain.

There are due to be 8,800 landings and take-offs at airports in England Scotland and Wales today.

Our carbon footprint?

From today's Guardian:

UK air traffic controllers are expecting to handle more than 8,800 flights on Friday – the busiest day on record for UK airspace – while millions take to the roads as the summer school holidays begin for many pupils.

A record 2.4 million UK holidaymakers will be heading overseas, according to the travel association Abta.

Airports in the south-east are expecting a very busy weekend with more than 500,000 passengers expected to depart from Heathrow, 335,000 from Gatwick, 136,000 from Stansted and 85,000 from Luton.

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