Cirium reveals half-term departures are up 44% compared to last year

posted on 9th February 2023 by Eddie Saunders
Cirium reveals half-term departures are up 44% compared to last year

Cirium, a global aviation data and analytics firm, has released new data showing a significant increase in flight departures from UK airports during the upcoming February half-term.

This increase is seen as a positive sign of the continued recovery of the aviation industry, which was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the data, there are 15,455 flights scheduled to depart UK airports during the half-term, equating to over 2.7 million seats. This represents a 44% increase compared to the same period last year and a 731% increase compared to half-term 2021.

While these departures are still 19% down compared to the same period in 2019 when there were 19,136 departing flights, they are a clear indication of the industry’s resurgence.

The most popular international destinations for UK departures during half-term are Dublin, Amsterdam, Geneva, Tenerife-South, and Paris CDG. EasyJet is expected to be the largest airline operating during the holiday period, with 3,126 departures from the UK. Other major airlines include British Airways, Ryanair, and Loganair.

The largest number of departures will take place at Heathrow Airport, with 4,092, followed by Gatwick, Stansted, and Manchester. These airports are expected to be busy during the half-term as travelers take advantage of the increasing number of flights and destinations available.

In conclusion, the rise in flight departures during the February half-term is a promising sign for the aviation industry and a sign of the continued recovery from the effects of the pandemic.

With the industry expected to continue its upward trend, travelers can look forward to a busy and exciting holiday season.