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BA says more Americans will book flights to the UK

BA says more Americans will book flights to the UK

More people will book flights from the US to the UK as Americans look to take advantage of the favourable exchange rate, according to British Airways (BA).

A spokesman from the UK’s flagship carrier said that it was now cheaper for Americans to fly to Britain because of the fall in air traffic between the two countries.

"From the American point of view, it is cheaper now to come to the UK than it has been in the last few years," he said.

"You may start to see a slight change and you may start to see more traffic coming the other way now."

The spokesman added that the reason for a decline in traffic – between New York and London in particular – was the ongoing financial crisis and the downturn of the economy.

According to BA traffic and capacity statistics published last month, the number of people flying to the US has fallen by 7.6 percent since November 2007, from 604,000 to 558,000.

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