U.S. tourist visits to the United Kingdom (UK) 2018, by airport used

This statistic shows the number of visits to the United Kingdom (UK) from the United States in 2018, by airport of arrival/departure. The vast majority of U.S. visitors arrived or departed through Heathrow; 1.9 million visits were made from the U.S. through the airport, compared with just 156,000 visits that used Stansted. London Heathrow airport is the most used airport for international travelers visiting the UK.

Number of U.S. resident visits to the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by airport of arrival/departure

Number of visits in thousands
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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

These figures represent the annual estimates of overseas residents' visits to the United Kingdom, based on interviews with passengers upon entering or leaving the UK by the main air routes.

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Statistics on "Airline travel in the United Kingdom (UK)"

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