An extra day off work, a few more hours in bed, and you still get paid! What’s not to love about the bank holiday?

What’s more, with 27th August marking the last Bank Holiday until Christmas, it really is a day to savour. Many of us will be using the extra day off to its full potential – exploring new or familiar destinations, both overseas and at home.

In fact, more than two million people are expected to pass through our airports over the long weekend, before jetting off to one of the world’s beaches, cities or mountain ranges.

So, while it’s a time of relaxation for many of us, it will be an especially busy time for our air traffic controllers, who will be guiding thousands of flights through our skies.

That’s why this week’s Sky By Numbers question is: what was the most popular destination for flights out of the UK over last year’s August Bank Holiday weekend?

So, if you’re sure you have the answer, have an inkling you might be right or just want to take a punt for your chance to win £250, head to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels to enter. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #SkyByNumbers in your answer.

We launched the Sky By Numbers campaign earlier this year to get people thinking about the role our airspace plays in our day-to-day lives. So, whether you’re spending this bank holiday weekend cycling around one of Europe’s cities, cooking New Zealand lamb on the barbeque (weather permitting!) or welcoming friends or family from overseas, spare a moment to think about how airspace is central to your lives.

For more information on the #SkyByNumbers campaign, click here

You can find full terms and conditions for the competition here


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