Statistics up in the air: popular destinations


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Did you recently fly back home from your holiday destination and already wish you could get back on that plane?

We cannot help you with your itchy feet, but we can entertain you with some facts and figures in the meantime.

In 2015, the top destinations of passengers departing from:

  • Faro (Portugal), Malaga/Costa del Sol and Alicante ( both Spain) and Pafos (Cyprus) were the airports of London/Gatwick and Manchester (both United Kingdom).
  • Roma Fiumicino (Italy), airports of Catania/Fontanarossa and Palermo/Punta Raisi (both Italy).
  • Burgas (Bulgaria), airports of Moscow/Domodedovo (Russia) and Tel-Aviv/Ben Gurion (Israel).
  • Dubronik/Cipili (Croatia), airports of Zagreb/Pleso (Croatia) and London Gatwick (United Kingdom).


You can find more information like this by trying out our new interactive tool on air transport in Europe:

Visualisation: Air transport in the EU


The source dataset can be found here.