Busiest Easter in Europe as Britons escape the never ending winter

Posted On March 26, 2013 

Many Britons plan to escape the never ending winter and go to warmer regions during the Easter break this week. Gatwick airport is thus gearing itself for handling this crowd. With more than 1.6 million passengers estimated to go to warmer lands, this Easter in Europe is going to be busy for travellers.

Temperature in Malaga being 19 degrees, it is a much sought after destination for enjoying the sun. So airport officials in Gatwick are expecting a lot of passenger crowd towards Spanish destinations. Britain is reeling under an icy wave, which is the coldest one in the last 50 years. Everyone in Scotland, England and in Midlands is experiencing a lot of discomfort due to this cold wave.

Gatwick Airport

In fact, recently travel news revealed that the Leeds Bradford airport was closed down early morning at 6 as the runway was filled with snow. There were other delays in Birmingham, East Midlands, Birmingham, and Edinburgh airports.

So most of United Kingdom is having lot of snow and it is thus going to be a wintry weekend for Easter. Every place in the north of the M4 corridor is upto eight inches of snow. The most affected regions are North Wales, South west Scotland and North West England.

Fuerteventura Beach

Most of the schools are shut down in Midlands and North and it is to continue for some more time. Last year in 2012, Easter was very warm. This year however it is quite different. Travel companies say that many Britons are headed to Fuerteventura in Canary Islands and Tunisia as these areas have at least nine hours of sun during winter.

Military Coup in Tunisia

With Easter in Europe being surprisingly icy cold, many Britons are heading outside Europe to escape the harsh cold. Travellers having plans to go here can be equipped with the right kind of clothing so that they are not caught unawares.

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