16 JANUARY 2017


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Article from BTNews 16 JANUARY 2017

AND FINALLY: Fly to keep fit

Following last week’s revelation of the amount of exercise airport staff are faced with in pursuit of their jobs (Airports and keeping fit) comes further research showing the average British traveller has to walk the equivalent of almost 14 marathons to get in and out of airports during his or her lifetime.

Car rental firm Goldcar found the average adult travels 570km (355mi) to catch flights  – the equivalent of walking from the centre of London to the Scottish border.

Travellers apparently walk on average 1.1km from airport entrance to boarding their flights and from disembarkation to the airport exit. The average holidaymaker takes just under two return journeys a year.

No wonder we feel tired.

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MikeHookjs Hooks, Croydon

I seem to remember back in the 60s statements that when new airports were built they would provide a journey of only 200m from car door to aircraft, Has anyone achieved this yet?