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Flight bookings collapse after Paris attacks

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Flight bookings to Paris collapsed in the week following the terrorist attacks, according to the latest figures from travel data analyst of ForwardKeys.

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Flight bookings to Paris collapsed in the week following the terrorist attacks, according to the latest figures from travel data analyst of ForwardKeys.

Net bookings, which take into account both daily bookings and cancellations, were 101% down on the same period last year.

Travel to Paris was hit immediately after the 13 November assaults and while the number of cancellations has now fallen considerably, new reservations are proving slow to return.

According to a source close to the research, the clear picture to emerge from our data is that there were dramatic last-minute cancellations of immediate travel plans, predominantly among business travellers, following the attacks. New bookings have also dropped dramatically below the figures for the same period last year.”

The biggest drops in bookings were from the US, China, Spain and Italy.

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