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UK could experience a rise in domestic flight passengers

More people could be booking cheap domestic flights within the UK instead of travelling abroad because of the economic downturn.

More people could be booking cheap domestic flights within the UK instead of travelling abroad because of the economic downturn, according to VisitBritain.

Elliot Frisby, press and public relations manager for VisitBritain, said that Brits were now more likely to book city breaks in cities such as Liverpool and Newcastle instead of European rivals.

"Short breaks abroad are the holiday type which is most likely to be sacrificed altogether largely because of the economic downturn," he said.

"Fewer people will feel the need to cut out their UK breaks and holidays."

Mr Frisby added that the exchange rate between the pound and the euro was a deciding factor for many people, despite recent surveys revealing that people in the UK would be reluctant to sacrifice their annual holiday abroad.

It is thought that the number of passengers booking domestic flights to Liverpool and Newcastle from London and the south-west could increase, while more people from Scotland and the north could book city breaks in the UK capital.

According to recent research from greenbee.com, 17 per cent of Brits are worried about booking a flight abroad because of the poor exchange rate.

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