Booking a flight to the United Kingdom is made easy by the number of airports and airlines serving its various cities and regions.
Flights to the UK from abroad land at its 29 international airports. Evenly distributed throughout the state, they make England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland highly accessible to travelers arriving from almost every corner of the world.
Each is well connected to its nearest metropolitan area by well-developed and affordable road, rail and metro services, making onward travel for those travelers heading to nearby cities and beyond relatively smooth and hassle-free.
Just under 60 airports offer domestic flights within the United Kingdom, in many cases providing a cheaper and faster alternative to road and rail travel.
The overwhelming majority of flights to Great Britain and Northern Ireland land at the five major airports located in the Greater London area and the wider South East England region. In terms of passenger numbers, Heathrow is by far the busiest and most important airport in the United Kingdom. Gatwick is a distant second in terms of passenger numbers and flights.
Cheap flights to the United Kingdom from long haul locations in North America, South America, Asia and Africa are most often routed via Heathrow and Gatwick.