London has by far the widest choice of airlines and flights in the UK:
The busiest airport in Britain. The most important base for British Airways in the UK. Virgin Atlantic also have a significant presence. Around 86 airlines fly to 183 destinations in 90 countries. Destinations include virtually all of the major cities of Europe and most capital cities worldwide. Flights to North America combined with all other long-haul flights account for around half of all passenger traffic. Also flights to Ireland and domestic airports in England and Scotland. You will not find budget, charter and low-cost airlines at Heathrow.
The most important departure point for package holidays in the UK Also a very high volume of low-cost flights. A key departure airport for EasyJet. Tour operators Thomson and Thomas Cook figure prominently in the summer season. Also domestic UK routes and long-haul destinations.
Key UK departure point for package holidays. Also a high volume of budget flights with low-cost airlines EasyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air. Low-cost flights account for 85% of traffic. The summer season sees tour operators like Monarch and Thomson operating routes to beach holiday destinations. A very wide choice of routes to cities in Europe and a number of domestic UK airports. A much smaller number of routes serve destinations in North Africa and Asia.
Key UK departure point for package holidays. A very high volume of budget flights with low-cost airlines Ryanair and EasyJet. Ryanair operate over 100 routes from Stansted. The summer season sees tour operators like Thomson and Thomas Cook operating routes to beach holiday destinations. A very wide choice of routes to European cities and a number of routes to domestic UK airports. A much smaller number of routes serve destinations in Egypt and North Africa. Flights head for over 150 destinations in 32 countries.
London’s quietest airport. Aer Lingus and EasyJet are the main airlines. The presence of EasyJet means a choice of destinations in Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The summer season sees tour operators like Thomson and First Choice operate charter flights to beach holiday destinations in Spain, Bulgaria, Madeira, Malta Tunisia and Turkey. Domestic destinations include Belfast and Newquay. Flights also head for Jersey, Waterford and Dublin.
Mainly routes for the business community. Flights to domestic UK airports and key European business and political centres like Frankfurt and Luxembourg. British Airways flights to New York and cities in Europe.