Air travel slumps in 2021

BOLOGNA, ITALY - APRIL 5, 2015: Boarding Air France Jet airplane at Bologna airport.

Air travel in and out of the UK slumped by 71% in 2021 as the pandemic continues to take its toll on the industry.

Flights were down from 1.4m to just over 700,000. Domestic flights also fell by 60%.

Ryanair took the lead and operated the most flights, with EasyJet taking second place.

The most popular flights were found to be to mainland Europe, with Amsterdam and Paris being among the most popular destinations to fly to from the UK.

The most popular international route was from London Heathrow to New York’s JFK.