Number of UK tourist visits to Europe 2018, by airport used

This statistic shows the number of outbound visits to Europe by United Kingdom (UK) residents in 2018, by airport used. Close to 8.1 million visits traveled through London Gatwick Airport, making it the most used airport for travel to Europe from the UK. Gatwick also ranked as the most used airport based on number of UK visits abroad.

Number of UK resident visits to Europe in 2018, by airport used*

Number of visits in thousands
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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

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* The figures represent the annual estimates of UK residents' visits to all destinations in North America, based on interviews with passengers upon entering or leaving the UK by the main air routes. Europe includes members of the EU, Russia and Turkey.

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