Over 2,600 flights are scheduled to depart the UK on August 23rd 2019 according to data from travel data analytics experts, Cirium.
Nearly half a million Brits will depart the UK ahead of the late summer bank holiday to destinations across the globe.
Top 5 Busiest Airlines on August 23rd
The data also shows that during the summer season (July 1st to August 31st) nearly 7 million flights will take-off carrying a billion people around the world. 34.5 million of those passengers will be from the UK.
From the UK, Spain is shown to be the favourite destination with 5 million passengers heading for the European hotspot during the summer.
The trends also show that short-haul destination are seeing a surge in popularity while flights to the US are slightly down on last year (0.3%).
Cirium Chief Executive Officer, Jeremy Bowen, said: “Our data shows that, the summer holiday season for UK travellers is set to be busier than ever, with almost half a million people flying on August 23, the busiest day for flying in the UK in 2019, before the late August bank holiday.
“Short-haul destinations across Europe are seeing a surge in popularity as airlines operate peak schedules to meet traveller demand.”
Heathrow airport tops the list of busiest airports for August 23rd, the busiest day of 2019.
Top 5 Busiest Airports on August 23rd
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So if you are planning to get away on August 23rd be prepared for the rush and travel like a pro with these tips from seasoned traveller and blogger Pip Jones.