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Air traffic down by almost 90% compared with last year

Air traffic in the UK is down by almost 90% compared with this time last year, the National Air Traffic Service (Nats) has revealed, as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Only 832 flights were handled in UK airspace on Thursday April 2, compared with 7,240 which were handled on the equivalent flying day last year – a decrease of 89%.“Traffic has consistently been down by 89% since Tuesday,” a spokesman for Nats said. Military flights, air ambulance, police and goods delivered via air freight are still operational, but commercial air travel has been vastly reduced worldwide.

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