Six million Brits travelling for Jubilee weekend getaway

Roshina Jowaheer
Six million Brits in Jubilee getaway with four million holidaying at home
Six million Brits in Jubilee getaway with four million holidaying at home


If you considered using the extended Jubilee weekend as an excuse for a getaway, you're not the only one as travel organisation ABTA has revealed that six million Brits will be taking a holiday between 2 and 5 June - and four million will be taking their holiday in the UK.

Two million people will go abroad with Heathrow saying it expects 410,000 people to use the airport over the weekend, the Independent reported.

200,000 people are expected to leave from Gatwick, 140,000 from Manchester and 120,000 from Stansted.

The four million people opting to travel in the UK over the weekend will move by road, rail and air.

Some train companies have added extra carriages to their London-bound trains to meet the demand as thousands head to London for the celebrations.

The Highways Agency said 275 miles of roadworks on A roads were being completed for the weekend and the AA revealed that the most traffic on the roads would be yesterday and this morning.

Unfortunately for the four million people travelling around the UK this weekend, the weather is unlikely to be as warm as it has been over the past two weeks and rain is forecast for the Jubilee celebrations.

ABTA said the most popular foreign destinations for the Bank Holiday were Spain and Greece, with Brits taking advantage of the strong pound against the euro. Eurostar also reported that bookings for the weekend increased by 30 per cent.

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