Volume of Friday Flights ‘highest since December 2019’
Due to the commencement of the school half-term and the late May bank holiday, the number of UK airline departures on Friday, May 26 is expected to reach its highest level since December 2019.
On that single day alone, more than 3,000 takeoffs are anticipated from airports all throughout the nation, according to an analysis of flight data from Cirium.
The number of departures planned for the long weekend is also anticipated to increase to 86% of 2019 pre-pandemic levels.
A total of 11,356 flights are scheduled to depart UK airports, equating to more than two million seats, over the Friday to Monday period, with level up by 6% over the same period last year.
The most flights during the weekend will likely be operated by EasyJet, followed by British Airways, Ryanair, Jet2, and Loganair. The top destinations are expected to be Dublin, Amsterdam, Palma, Malaga, and Alicante.
The airports with the most anticipated arrivals are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, and Edinburgh.
Over 4.5 million tickets will be available on 25,606 flights scheduled to depart from UK airports during the half-term week beginning May 27.