UK NATS reported that the number of flights through UK airspace in July dipped 0.6% from the year-ago month, the first decrease since 9/11. All NATS centers showed negative or static results. The London Area Control Centre handled 0.1% fewer flights and its Manchester counterpart 5.9% fewer. Transatlantic departures and arrivals decreased 3.3% and transatlantic overflights grew 2.3%. Domestic flights fell 0.5%. "The aviation industry has always been a barometer of the wider economy so it ...

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