Flight searches to London from US surge after Queen Elizabeth's death

In the hour of the announcement of the queen's death, flight searches to London from the US saw a 49% spike compared with the previous day

Reuters
Published : 10 Sept 2022, 06:26 AM
Updated : 10 Sept 2022, 06:26 AM

Travel startup Hopper said on Friday it had noticed a surge in flight searches to London from the United States following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

In the hour of the announcement of the queen's death, flight searches to London from the US saw a 49% spike compared with the previous day, according to the company.

This comes at a time when the British pound is weak against the dollar making Britain an appealing tourist destination for people travelling from the United States.

Flight searches from around the world to London airports surged by 40% compared with the previous day, and jumped 41% compared with 3 hours before the announcement of the queen's death, Hopper said.

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