Increase in families crossing England-Scotland border for flights, claims Barrhead

Increase in families crossing England-Scotland border for flights, claims Barrhead

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Increasing numbers of English families are choosing to cross the border to Scotland for flights this summer, according to Barrhead Travel.

The independent travel group has seen an 18% increase in the number of holidaymakers from England choosing to depart from Scottish airports for their summer holidays and has also reported a 15% increase in the number of Scots booking to fly from England.

Barrhead attributes the rise in numbers to the difference in the price of trips during Scottish and English school holiday periods. 

As children in Scotland go back to school around two weeks before English children, Barrhead believes English families are booking cheaper flights from Scotland after that nation’s school holidays have ended.

Conversely, Barrhead claims Scottish families are booking to fly from England before English schools break up for summer in early July.

Barrhead chief executive, Sharon Munro, said: “The summer school holidays are obviously the most popular time for families wanting to take a trip abroad, but because of the massive increase in demand for holidays, prices rise at this time.

“For an English family of four, flying from England to Spain in August could cost significantly more than it would at the end of June. It’s much the same for a Scottish family looking to fly from Scotland at the end of June as opposed to the end of August.

“We’re more than happy to help families who are thinking about booking in this way.”

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