Aviation experts have warned that some UK airports could close because of a lack of business resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
Nine out of 10 UK flights have been grounded since the country went into lockdown, so that the country’s 10 largest airports recorded just 711 departures last week.
In the week before the lockdown, that number stood at 7,865 departures. Martin Evans, an independent aviation analyst, said the lack of business could prove too much to overcome for smaller airports. “There is a risk that we could see airports close. That could mean an airport company folds but that the buildings and facilities are still there and someone else would take over,” Evans said.
Another aviation expert, Julian Bray, said some grounded aircraft might never service flights again.