RAIN, rain and more rain saw an increase in fed up Brits jetting off to sunnier climes in July.
Low fares airline Monarch reported a surge in demand for scheduled flights of 1.39 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Managing director of Monarch Flights and Holidays, Liz Savage, said: “As yet again the British summer has failed to materialise, we have seen huge demand for flights across our network this July as fed up parents are faced with the prospect of shivering in Cornwall or heading to the sunnier climes of Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Cyprus this summer.
“It was a deliberate decision to reduce capacity for July 2009 compared to the same period last year and whilst this means that overall passenger numbers have decreased for the month, our load factor for July 2009 has been boosted to record levels proving that despite the current economic climate there is still strong demand from people looking to holiday overseas.”
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