DfT lowers air travel predictions

DfT lowers air travel predictions

The Department for Transport has lowered its predictions for air travel demand over the next 20 years by three million visits. The DfT had originally said that 48 million trips would be taken in the next two decades but this has now been dropped to 45 million following increased oil prices, Air Passenger Duty (APD) and the change in economic growth projection. The report said the number of air passengers using UK airport is to recover from the recent drop and that with no runway development, London’s three largest airports will be at capacity by 2030. Forecasters predict that this will push airport development into regional airports. In response to the report , Virgin Atlantic found that with the average visitor spending

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