British people already fly twice as much as citizens of the United States, and one fifth of the world\’s flights use the UK\’s airports.
That first part might actually be true. An American is more likely to drive a long distance, a distance where we are more likely to fly. That would be something to do with our being surrounded by water though.
However, one fifth of the world\’s flights use UK airports? Seriously, George expects us to swallow that?
I really don\’t think so. Heathrow is very much the busiest UK airport and it doesn\’t even make the top ten of the world\’s busiest airports. Less than half the traffic of Chicago or Atlanta.
Now, if he meant "of international flights" then I might just about believe him. Might mind. But then that comes back to us being a small country surrounded by water then, doesn\’t it?