International tourist visits to the United Kingdom (UK) 2018, by airport

The three most used airports by international visitors to the United Kingdom in 2019 were London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Stansted. Heathrow Airport is the UK's busiest airport and was used on 9.34 million visits by overseas residents in 2018. Airports in Wales received the fewest number of non-UK arrivals, accounting for just 111 thousand visits, while Scottish airports were used for around 1.8 million visits.

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

Number of visits in thousands
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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2018

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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