Where would we be if we did not travel by air? Of course, the short answer to that would be that we wouldn’t be anywhere, but you know what we mean. Over the years we have become so accustomed to travelling by airplane that we do not seem to realise just how incredible that is!
However, what many people never seem to realise is that one of the world’s busiest airports is actually right here, within our own borders. As well as being the busiest airport in the UK, absolutely millions of people travel through this airport every month, either to spend some quality time here, or on their way to another country. Any idea what it is? Most people will guess London Gatwick Airport, and they wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that a huge number of people do use it. In fact, in the first eight months of its creation, over twenty four million people travelled through it. That is an awful lot of people! But the prize of the busiest airport in the UK goes to London Heathrow Airport.
Sadly, over the last few months, there have been quite a few high profile crashes of planes, but neither of the two Malaysian airline planes have been found to have anything wrong with them. Just like when the United States of America suffered through 9/11 and when we here in the UK suffered through 7/7 the people of the world have stated that they are not going to be afraid, and they have continued to fly like normal. And after all, travelling by plane is still by far the safest transport in the world. So make sure when you land, wherever you are, not to trust your tired eyes. Always book a taxi from your airport.