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Data confirms rise of air traffic

Data confirms rise of air traffic
24 Mar 2014

New figures have confirmed that UK air traffic witnessed a 1.9 per cent rise last month, as compare to the same period the year before.

This is despite the fact that the UK experienced especially bad weather during this period. It has been confirmed that the domestic market segment saw a fall of 4.7 per cent.

Reflecting on the figures, Martin Rolfe, managing director of operations at NATS, commented: "We have successfully handled an increase in air traffic in a challenging month that combined high demand with bad weather.

"The conditions experienced on February 14th were particularly severe and required us to work even more closely with all of our stakeholders in a joint effort."

He added that the body was able to ensure a safe and effective operation for all passengers.

This comes shortly after the government announced plans to reform the contentious Air Passenger Duty.

Air passengers will save more than £200 million annually, it has been speculated.ADNFCR-408-ID-801706126-ADNFCR

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