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Just 10,288 people flew between UK and Ireland in crisis depths

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Capacity: A seat sign encourages social distancing at London Heathrow Airport. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Capacity: A seat sign encourages social distancing at London Heathrow Airport. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Capacity: A seat sign encourages social distancing at London Heathrow Airport. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Just 10,288 people travelled between airports in Ireland and the UK last April during the depths of the pandemic lockdown, with numbers still languishing as routes remain closed and the crisis continues, according to data from the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Figures tallied by the Irish Independent show that 2.98 million passengers flew on routes between Ireland and the UK between January and November last year. That compared to just over 11 million in the corresponding period in 2019. 


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