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CAA flights data *

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published aviation statistics for the third quarter of 2021. 

Overall, 24.8m passengers flew in and out of the UK between July and September this year (compared to 6.4m in the previous quarter), across 286,842 flights (126,138 flights in quarter two 2021).

This represents an almost 300% rise in passenger numbers compared to quarter two in 2021, however the data still represents a 72% fall in passenger numbers compared to the same period in 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic.

Overall cargo transported was down 10% compared to the same period in 2019, with 602,522 tonnes of cargo carried. However, cargo dedicated flights carried a 77% increase in goods.

The CAA is in a positive mood: “Following the steady reopening of international leisure travel and recent further relaxation of isolation rules, the outlook for international leisure travel appears positive. As a result, we expect further recovery of the number of flights and passengers in quarter four 2021.”


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Joyce Angel, Windsor

When we see the stats for October we will really see how the UK is doing. I suspect Heathrow will be quickly back as one of Europeís leading airports.

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