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UK flights and credit card purchases rise as Covid rules ease

Data comes before official figures for UK’s national income are expected to show fourth month of expansion

Flights to and from UK airports increased and credit card purchases edged higher in the first week of July, according to official estimates, as the government’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions allowed parts of the economy to reopen.

Airports recorded an 8% increase in flights in the week to 5 July to and from foreign and domestic destinations. Over the same week, credit and debit card purchases rose 3 percentage points, including payments made in shops and online.

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