At the end of a summer when more British holidaymakers have gone abroad than ever, UK airports are braced for record numbers of returning travellers. East Midlands is expected to have the busiest day in its history, with 22,000 passengers predicted, while Gatwick, Manchester and Stansted are expecting very high numbers of inbound passengers. At Gatwick alone, 88,000 will be flying in at the end of their holidays, an average rate of one passenger per second. In addition, 74,000 travellers will be departing from Gatwick.
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