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Eurostar Trains Picking Up Passengers as Airports Suffer

Eurostar trains at St Pancras International Station in London.

Eurostar trains at St Pancras International Station in London.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Business travelers are filling Eurostar International Ltd. trains that link Britain with continental Europe as airports and airlines scrap thousands of flights amid a staffing crisis.

The Channel Tunnel rail operator said Monday that the number of corporate customers has rebounded to 70% of pre-coronavirus levels, even though it’s still offering only 75% of its 2019 timetable.