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The 30 largest airports and airlines in the United Kingdom

Further information is provided on the 30 biggest airports in the United Kingdom. At London Heathrow Airport alone, 86 airlines operate and serve flights to and from 171 destinations.

Out of the 13 airlines of the country we have listed biggest 9. EasyJet is leading here with a total of 136 flight destinations.

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The 30 biggest airports in the United Kingdom



Freight volume

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

The biggest airlines based in the United Kingdom

The largest airline in the country with scheduled passenger traffic and in terms of fleet size is EasyJet. In 2021, it carried 20.40 million passengers. It currently has a fleet of 323 aircrafts. The main airlines for civil passenger traffic in the United Kingdom are:

IATANameCallsignFleet sizeDestinations
U2EasyJetEasy323136
BABritish AirwaysSpeedbird257183
LSJet2.comChannex9050
BYTUI AirwaysTomjet6496
VSVirgin AtlanticVirgin4037
LMLoganairLogan3942
CJBA CityFlyerFlyer2226
W9Wizz Air UKWizz Go17n/a
RKRyanair UKBluemax9n/a

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