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Flights to the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a great place to start a European adventure thanks to its well-connected airports. The United Kingdom’s main airport hub is London Heathrow, which is one of the biggest airports in the world with 78 million passengers traveling through each year. As Heathrow is such a global airport it is often possible to fly to the United Kingdom direct from all over the world including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong and India.

The United Kingdom also has several other major airports situation around the capital such as London Gatwick and London Stansted, which is the main hub for cheap flights to London.

There are other major airports in the United Kingdom — located in Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

Discover more about the UK’s main airports, popular routes and other useful information on this page.

Main Airports in the United Kingdom

London Heathrow

Address: Longford TW6,
UK Amenities:Shops + restaurants,
WiFi,
airport lounges,
assistance for those with reduced mobility,
toilets,
currency exchange,
tourist information points
Public Transport to the City Center: Heathrow Express, Picadilly line, local buses, National Express coaches, Taxi Rank Airlines: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic.

London Stansted

Address:Bassingbourn Rd,
Stansted CM24 1QW, UK Amenities: Shops + Restaurants,
WiFi,
Airport Lounges,
Assistance for those with reduced mobility,
Toilets,
Currency Exchange,
Tourist Information
Spas Public Transport to the City Center:Stansted Express, National Express buses, Taxis Airlines: British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet, Eurowings and Emirates

Manchester Airport

Address: Manchester M90 1QX,
UK Amenities:Shops + Restaurants,
WiFi,
Airport Lounges,
Assistance for those with reduced mobility,
Toilets,
Currency Exchange,
Tourist Information. Public Transport to the City Center:Regional Trains, National Express buses, Taxis Airlines: American Airlines, United Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, Norwegian Air.

Edinburgh Airport

Address: 07611 Palma,
Balearic Islands, Italy Amenities:Shops + Restaurants,
WiFi,
Airport Lounges,
Assistance for those with reduced mobility,
Toilets,
Currency Exchange,
Tourist Information. Public Transport to the City Center:Airlink 100, Airport Tram, Taxis Airlines: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair.

 

Flights in the UK

When in the UK, traveling between different countries can be conveniently done via flight. Flights in UK are the fastest means of transportation from one country or region to another. With over 20 commercial airports, the UK is highly accessible by flight. The busiest and most popular airport in the UK is London Heathrow, and popular airports include London Gatwick, Manchester, London Stansted, London Luton, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol, and Newcastle. These airports service both local and international flights to and from the UK. The most popular routes within the UK are London to Dublin, while the route from London to New York is the busiest for international flights. Travelers can book their flight tickets via the Omio mobile app to streamline the booking process.

Booking with Omio

There are numerous flight booking apps for flights in UK. However, the most popular among travelers is the Omio mobile app. Regardless of the provider, currency or language travelers choose, booking flights is an easy process that takes just a few minutes on the easy to use Omio platform. Due to the region's amazing local destinations, the local flight demand in the UK is huge. The trick to having great bargains for local travel in the UK is to book the flight well in advance. This is important, as the tickets tend to cost more as travelers get closer to the travel day. Booking flights in the UK with Omio is a simple and fast process that allows travelers to compare different flight schedules and prices. With Omio, the need to print flight tickets is eliminated as you can use a convenient e-ticket sent to your email.

Flying to the United Kingdom

Flying to the United Kingdom

With London Heathrow based just outside of the Capital, it means flying to the United Kingdom is easy and can often be done directly. ost cheap flights to the United Kingdom depart from major US airports in New York, Boston, and Miami, with the vast majority of flights landing in London. Flight times from the East coast to London is upwards of 7 hours depending on the point of departure. Cheap flights from North America often depart in the evenings, arriving in the United Kingdom in the morning to minimize jet lag.

Popular flights from the United Kingdom

Getting from the United Kingdom, mostly the capital London, to other parts of Europe is very straightforward. Multiple airlines fly from London and other airports in the United Kingdom to all over Europes with several flights leaving for the most popular locations such as Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and Madrid a day.

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Airlines Flying to the United Kingdom

Some of the biggest operators of flights in UK include easyJet, Flybe, Ryanair, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Emirates, and Jet2. Going by fleet size, British Airways is by far the biggest airline operator in the UK airspace. On the other hand, the most popular airline in the UK airspace is easyJet. This budget airline flies tourists and business travelers from 16 airports across the country. easyJet has grown over time to include more than 200 aircraft in its fleet. This gives the airline the ability to fly across numerous destinations in Europe and the UK. Previously focusing on short-haul flights only, easyJet has grown to serve more than 500 destinations in 29 countries. The second most popular airline is Ryanair. When booking with Omio, travelers get the opportunity to filter available flights based on different factors including direct flights or those with a layover. The comparison data enables travelers to save money by booking the most affordable and convenient flights for their trip to the UK.


British Airways : British Airways, the UK's national airline, flies to over 183 destinations across the world including 22 in the United States and 11 in the United Kingdom. The headquarters of British Airways are located at London Heathrow airport. British Airways flights service Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, London Gatwick airport, London City airport, Manchester and Newcastle in the UK.


Air Canada: Air Canafrom flies from multiple Canadian cities including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, and Halifax to London England's Heathrow airport.


American Airlines: American Airlines operates flights to 5 cities in the United Kingdom: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Heathrow, and Manchester. Edinburgh and Glasgow are seasonal destinations for American Airlines flights.


Delta: Delta airlines operates intercontinental flights to 3 destinations in the United Kingdom including Edinburgh, London Heathrow, and Manchester. Delta also plans to begin offering flights to Glasgow beginning in 2017.


United Airlines: United Airlines operates flights to 108 destinations in 73 countries around the world including 6 cities in the United Kingdom. United Airlines flies to Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, and Manchester from destinations in the United States.


US Airways: US Airways offers flights to 193 cities around the world. US Airways offers flights to Glasgow, London Heathrow, and Manchester from cities in the United States.


Virgin Atlantic: Virgin Atlantic offers flights from major American cities to destinations in the United Kingdom. Virgin Atlantic flies to Belfast, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, and Manchester.



Most over main airlines such as Lufthansa, Air France and Etihad also fly to into London.

Budget Airlines Flying in the UK


EasyJet: EasyJet is a British budget airline that offers flights to over 130 destinations worldwide. Using London's Luton airport as its flight hub, EasyJet offers flights to Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Southend, London Stansted, Manchester, and Newcastle in the United Kingdom.


Flybe: Flybe is a budget airline that runs flights from Exeter International airport. Flybe offers flights between destinations in the UK including Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Cornwall, Dundee, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Liverpool, London City, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Southampton.


Ryanair: Ryanair is the busiest airline in Europe and has a flight hub located at London's Stansted airport. Ryanair offers flights to numerous cities in the UK including Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derry, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester and Newcastle.

Popular international routes by flight

Among the most popular international flights in UK are flights between Dublin and London. With more than 13,000 annual flights between the two cities, this international route is among the most popular for any European carrier. While this route has the most flights between two European cities, these two cities are only 90 minutes away from each other by flight. The most popular airlines between the two cities are Aer Lingus and British Airways. Away from Europe, the other most popular international routes in UK are those between London and New York. These flights mainly operate to and from Heathrow Airport in London and Kennedy International Airport in New York. There are about 14,000 annual flights on this route with British Airways being the biggest operator ferrying over three million people annually from JFK to Heathrow. Other popular international UK routes fly to different cities in Spain, France, Canada, India, Thailand, South Africa, and China.

When arriving

Comprising of four distinct countries (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), the UK has a very rich history which largely influences its culture. Britons are known to be some of the world's most punctual people. In many instances, being late is considered rude in this culture. Communication in Britain is considered good etiquette and is a sign of respect to whoever is involved. However, travelers are advised to keep an arm's length to those they interact with. In case of an encounter with older adults or the disabled, it is considered polite to let them have a seat or offer to assist them when they seem to be struggling. After landing in their preferred destination by flight, the easiest way to get around is by using trains or buses which are accessible using the Oyster travel card.