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The 30 largest airports and airlines in the United Kingdom

For the 30 biggest airports in the United Kingdom we provided further information. Alone at London Heathrow Airport operate 86 airlines to and from 171 destinations.

The biggest national airlines is British Airways out of a total of 29. It is leading the list with 200 flight destinations.

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The 30 biggest airports in the United Kingdom

LHRLondon Heathrow AirportLondon86171
MANManchester AirportManchester50146
LGWLondon Gatwick AirportLondon47165
BHXBirmingham International AirportBirmingham2681
GLAGlasgow International AirportGlasgow2663
NCLNewcastle AirportNewcastle2449
EDIEdinburgh AirportEdinburgh2488
ABZAberdeen Dyce AirportAberdeen1729
BRSBristol AirportBristol1573
CWLCardiff International AirportCardiff1420
LBALeeds Bradford AirportLeeds1351
LCYLondon City AirportLondon1235
EMAEast Midlands AirportNottingham1057
STNLondon Stansted AirportLondon10153
LTNLondon Luton AirportLondon885
BHDGeorge Best Belfast City AirportBelfast618
NWINorwich International AirportNorwich68
EXTExeter International AirportExeter619
BFSBelfast International AirportBelfast529
SOUSouthampton AirportSouthampton523
DSARobin Hood Doncaster Sheffield AirportDoncaster48
LPLLiverpool John Lennon AirportLiverpool448
NQYNewquay Cornwall AirportNewquay45
HUYHumberside AirportGrimsby44
BOHBournemouth AirportBournemouth317
BLKBlackpool International AirportBlackpool39
MMEDurham Tees Valley AirportDurham32
SENSouthend AirportSouthend214
KOIKirkwall AirportOrkney Islands211
WICWick AirportWick22

Freight volume

In 2020, a total of 3.68 billion ton-kilometers of cargo was moved by air in the United Kingdom (= total mass transported in tons multiplied by kilometers traveled). London Heathrow Airport alone accounted for around 1.67 million metric tons.

The biggest airlines based in the United Kingdom

BASpeedbird (British Airways)200
U2Easy (easyJet)128
GSFoyle (Air Foyle)92
VSVirgin (Virgin Atlantic Airways)79
BEJersey (Flybe)69
LSChannex (
ZBMonarch (Monarch Airlines)37
T3Eastflight (Eastern Airways)17
GRAyline (Aurigny Air Services)10
WWBaby (bmibaby)6
JNExpo (Excel Airways)6
KINKinloss (Kinloss Flying Training Unit)1
EGHBbn (BBN-Airways)1
NCFCounty (Norfolk County Flight College)1
CANCrest (Crest Aviation)1
ENZEnzo (Jota Aviation)1
JRBJc royal.britannica1
VUEFlightvue (AD Aviation)1
BMRBritish Midland Regional1
HBRHebradran (Hebradran Air Services)1
CLJCellojet (Cello Aviation)1
HWYHiway (Highland Airways)1
XELHeli Excel (Excel Charter)1
SAYSuckling (ScotAirways)1
WOWSwallow (Air Southwest)1
CUDCudlua (Air Cudlua)1
UAYUay (University of Birmingham Air Squadron (RAF))1

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