BAA has revealed that it saw a rise of 4.0% in passenger numbers in March 2012 compared to the previous year, as 8.6m passengers travelled through BAA’s airports. The airport operator has attributed this increase to the fact that Easter arrived early this year.
The UK has enjoyed its hottest Easter on records as temperatures climbed to 27.8 degrees on Saturday.
Travel Association ABTA estimates over two million British holidaymakers are set to leave this Easter weekend, April 1st-6th.
Holiday sales are up nearly 40% and turnover up 110% for Easter holidays abroad this year compared to last, showing that despite the turbulent economic climate, Brits are increasingly seeking cheap ways to escape the doom and gloom of reality Britain.