Which do you think in the list?

easyjet A319 taking off against cloudy sky
Photo: Getty Images.

Amsterdam has more flights from London this winter than any other destination globally. This is when all London airports are combined, so it’s a city pair view. And if the destination has more than one airport with London service, as several do, these are included too. The fact that Amsterdam is just Schiphol is all the more impressive, likewise the ongoing restrictions because of its staff shortage.

The top ten: a summary

This winter (October 30th-March 25th), London’s leading ten city pairs – shown in the table below – have 45,200 departing flights, according to the latest Cirium data. Put another way, one in four fights leaving the capital will be going to these places. Note that while New York City isn’t technically correct, as Newark soon won’t be considered a New York airport, I’ve included it for simplicity.

Examining city pairs rather than airport pairs yields very different insights, with some others included for clarity. For example:

  1. 70% of the top ten involve five London airports
  2. Heathrow is number one 90% of the time
  3. The ten have an average of four airlines serving them
  4. BA is number one half of the time, although that’d be somewhat different if BA CityFlyer was separated
  5. Southend doesn’t feature once (in winter 2019, it was in half); it now has no winter routes
  6. Glasgow dropped out, replaced by Frankfurt
  7. Edinburgh has very rarely had only two airlines (there’s no Flybe)
  8. Amsterdam is number one despite no longer having Southend flights or Flybe from City
BA A321neo

BA serves all ten city pairs. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying.

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The top ten table

Rank London to this city Winter departing flights Daily flights (ex. Christmas Day) Airlines (in order of flights); regional partners included London airports (in order of flights)
1 Amsterdam 7,083 26 to 59 KLM, BA, easyJet, Flybe Heathrow, City, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted
2 Dublin 6,735 30 to 52 Ryanair, Aer Lingus, BA Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, City, Luton
3 Geneva 4,862 18 to 51 BA, easyJet, SWISS, Jet2, TUI Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, City, Stansted
4 New York 4,474 26 to 32 BA, United, Virgin, American, JetBlue, Delta, Norse Heathrow, Gatwick
5 Milan 4,085 17 to 33 BA, Ryanair, easyJet, ITA, Wizz Air Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick, City, Luton
6 Edinburgh 3,823 12 to 35 BA, easyJet Heathrow, City, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton
7 Barcelona 3,662 18 to 30 BA, Vueling, easyJet, Ryanair, Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, City
8 Madrid 3,634 15 to 28 Iberia, BA, Ryanair, easyJet, Iberia Express, Air Europa Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton
9 Belfast 3,612 14 to 30 easyJet, BA, Aer Lingus, Flybe Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, City
10 Frankfurt 3,230 13 to 27 Lufthansa, BA, Ryanair Heathrow, City, Stansted

Up to 59 daily: Amsterdam

Amsterdam has always been a major market from London and the UK generally. According to the UK CAA, 4.9 million people flew between London and Schiphol in 2019. That includes everyone: point-to-point (P2P), those connecting in Amsterdam, and those transiting in London.

Of the 4.9 million, booking data shows that approximately 3.7 million – or some three quarters – were P2P: they only traveled between the two cities. It means that, if spread over 365 days, London-Amsterdam had 5,068 P2P passengers daily each day.

KLM Cityhopper E190

The E190 has more London-Amsterdam flights this winter than any other type. It’s because of both KLM Cityhopper and BA CityFlyer. Photo: Getty Images.

A look at February 16th

This winter, London-Amsterdam has an average of 48 flights each way every day. The maximum of 56 is on just four specific dates, the first of which is Thursday, February 16th. On this single day, BA (including BA CityFlyer) and KLM (including KLM Cityhopper) have 20 flights apiece, easyJet 17, and Flybe two.

Flights leave London from 06:00 (easyJet from Gatwick) to 20:45 (KLM from London City) with up to seven services an hour. Heathrow has 22 services, City 16, Gatwick 12, Luton six, and Stansted just three.

Which in the top ten have you flown? Let us know in the comments.

Source: simpleflying.com

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