MOMONDO PINPOINTS POPULAR SUMMER DESTINATIONS
Travel site looks at where Brits are flying to this summer from UK's largest airports
Leading meta-search momondo.co.uk this week analysed its UK flight search data of the last three months, for travel during the UK Summer holiday period, which typically lies between 24 July 2013, and 1 September, 2013.
Within this data, momondo was able to pinpoint popular destination airports for UK summer travellers, for six of the UK's largest airports. Starting points for the UK-wide evaluation were the following airports; London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and Birmingham.
Bangkok, Thailand's buzzing Capital, proved popular for Brits this summer, being most-searched on momondo for summer travel from Manchester airport, and second-most-searched for summer travel from London Heathrow. Return flights in August from Manchester to Bangkok start from around £526, and return flights from London Heathrow to Bangkok start from around £540 on momondo.co.uk.
Sunny Madeira was the most-searched airport on momondo for summer travel from Gatwick airport. Return flights from London Gatwick to Madeira start from around £290 in August on momondo.co.uk.
New York's JFK was in the Top 5 lists of most-searched destination airport's on momondo for summer travel, for Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham airports. Return flights in August from London Heathrow to JKF start from around £577, return flights in August from Manchester to JKF start from around £700, and return flights in August from Birmingham to JKF this August start from around £696 on momondo.co.uk.
And traditional sun-spots Gran Canaria and Porto, Portugal were amongst the Top 5 most-searched airports on momondo.co.uk, for summer travel from Stansted airport. Also in that Top 5 were stag party favourites - Budapest, Hungary and Riga in Latvia.
Return flights from London Stansted to Gran Canaria start from around £134 in August on momondo.co.uk. Return flights from London Stansted to Porto, Portugal start from around £183 in August on momondo.co.uk.
Please note each Top 5 list varied on specific routes flying out of any particular airport in this specified duration and is subject to change at other times of the year. Flight prices are true as of 16 July 2013 and may be subject to change.
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