Based on the UK Civil Aviation Authority, 15.48 million folks flew continuous between the UK and USA final yr. It was the UK’s second-biggest nation market after Spain. US visitors rose from fewer than 4 million in 2020, a yr when vital journey restrictions remained. Regardless of the rebound, it was 30% decrease than in 2019 (22.18 million).
The UK’s second-largest market
UK airports welcomed 221.80 million passengers final yr, each worldwide and home. Spain was inevitably the most well-liked on the nation degree, adopted by the US, as proven under. The highest ten accounted for 63 in 100 UK worldwide passengers.
- Spain: 36.89 million (19.05% of the UK’s worldwide passengers)
- US: 15.48 million (7.99%)
- Italy: 11.87 million (6.13%)
- Eire: 10.30 million (5.32%)
- Greece: 9.00 million (4.65%)
- France: 8.67 million (4.48%)
- Germany: 8.50 million (4.39%)
- Turkey: 8.27 million (4.27%)
- Portugal: 7.34 million (3.79%)
- Netherlands: 6.75 million (3.48%)
Photograph: Vincenzo Tempo | Easy Flying.
Word: as beneficial because the UK CAA knowledge is, visitors consists of all passengers, together with those that transit a hub, even to a distinct nation. For instance, these flying Heathrow-Newark-Indianapolis would solely be counted as to/from Newark. This does considerably affect the outcomes. Nonetheless, it is extremely fascinating in its personal manner.
10 UK airports had US flights
Evaluation of the CAA knowledge exhibits that there have been 54 continuous routes between the UK and the US final yr, together with Virgin Atlantic’s brand-new service between Heathrow and Tampa.
The 54 concerned 10 UK airports. With 31 routes and 13.52 million passengers, it was invariably almost all about London Heathrow. Then Manchester (749,000 passengers), Gatwick (733,000), and Edinburgh (342,000). The remaining six airports – Belfast Worldwide, Bristol, Birmingham, Doncaster (since closed), Glasgow, and Newcastle – had 122,000 passengers.
32 US airports
Final yr, 32 US airports had UK flights. Clearly, New York JFK was primary, with simply shy of three million passengers and a fifth of the whole. Keep in mind, the determine consists of point-to-point visitors, those that transited JFK, and those that linked over the UK. It excludes those that transited en route (e.g., Bristol-Dublin-JFK).
- New York JFK: 2.98 million roundtrip UK passengers
- Los Angeles: 1.23 million
- Orlando Worldwide: 1.03 million
- Chicago O’Hare: 918,000
- Newark: 905,000
- San Francisco: 879,000
- Boston: 866,000
- Miami: 821,000
- Dallas Fort Value: 716,000
- Washington Dulles: 704,000
With 38,000 passengers, Pittsburgh had the bottom quantity of continuous UK visitors. It was, in fact, due to British Airways’ Heathrow service, which was initially launched in April 2019. A four-weekly 787-8 operation returned on June 4th, 2022.
The highest 10 routes in 2022
Heathrow took the primary 16 spots, with the highest 10 proven under. The primary non-Heathrow route, in seventeenth, was Manchester-Orlando Worldwide. Very closely point-to-point, in distinct distinction to a few of the 10 under, it had 307,000 passengers final yr.
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