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More Brits fly to the US due to weak dollar

More Brits fly to the US due to weak dollar

More people are booking flights from the UK to the US because of the weak dollar, it has been revealed.

A report from the US Department of Commerce showed that the number of Brits booking a trip to the US remained strong during the first half of 2008, with experts projecting further growth for the remainder of the year.

The number of flights increased from four to nine per cent in the second quarter of 2008 compared to 2007, with the favourable exchange rate being cited as the primary cause for the surge in passenger numbers.

According to the report: "For the second quarter of 2008, the majority (80 percent) of the trade reported that bookings had increased. Independent travel continued to grow at a faster pace than package travel, but both registered growth for the quarter."

Despite the attractive prices, aviation expert Martin Evans has said that the US won’t remain cheaper for much longer, with the rising price of oil and the cancellation of many routes likely to cause an increase in flight prices next year.

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