UK transatlantic flights improve to near pre-pandemic levels

One year on from the US reopening its international borders, transatlantic flights have almost recovered to pre-pandemic levels.

According to data from aviation analytics firm, Cirium, flights from the UK to the US have recovered to 92% of 2019 levels.

Flights from the UK to the US have risen 79% in the last twelve months, with 3,298 departures during November 2022.

A year ago the UK had links to 23 US cities which has now risen to 32 cities .

The most popular destination for UK travellers in November 2022 is New York JFK, with 718 flights, followed by Newark (285), Boston (237), Los Angeles (201) and Chicago (169).

Heathrow remains the UK’s top transatlantic gateway, with 88% of all UK-US flights departing from the airport this month .

British Airways remains the largest transatlantic carrier out of the UK, operating 35% of all flights .

Virgin Atlantic and United Airlines are next both with 17%, followed by American Airlines (15%) and Delta (8%).

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