According to newly released data, 500 ghost planes departed from the UK a month between October and December last year, the top five airports for flights to Heathrow, Aberdeen, Manchester, Stansted and Norwich.
According to the Guardian, ghost planes have no passengers, or less than 10% of passenger capacity, according to British Civil Aviation Authority data, including international flights departing from the UK, not arrivals or domestic flights.
Ghost planes have angered campaigners for action on the climate crisis, and the Guardian newspaper reported in February that nearly 15,000 ghost planes had left the UK between the start of the epidemic. Govit-19 In March 2020 and September 2021.
Such planes are blamed on the system in congested airports, where airlines are required to have landing strips on their flights, typically 80% empty or not. This rule was suspended during epidemic locks and reintroduced at 50% in October 2021, but it does. This does not seem to have dramatically changed the number of hijacked flights.
According to the report, the government is regulating the flight, but no data has been released on the number of hijacked flights, and only the airlines know the actual number.
More than 14,000 people have signed a petition calling for a halt to such flights, and Britain’s Ministry of Transport has said: “We acted quickly. [أثناء الوباء] To prevent the need for empty planes to fly to maintain landing strips, however, some aircraft may be operated with low passenger numbers for a variety of reasons, including key personnel transport or key cargo.
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