UK air traffic grew over busy summer holiday period

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TRAFFIC through UK airspace continued to grow over the summer holiday months.

The National Air Traffic Services (Nats) handled 234,501 flights in July, up 2.2 per cent compared to July 2014 and 229,271 flights in August, up 1.8 per cent.

Operations director Alastair Muir said: ‘July and August are consistently busy months for air travel.

‘We’re seeing growth fed by new routes into Scottish airports while a more northerly jet stream has seen a busy couple of months for our Oceanic operation with a greater number of transatlantic flights through UK airspace.’