UK top market for European low-cost airlines

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The UK is Europe’s biggest market for low-cost airlines, with 935 routes available this summer, according to a new study published by Gopili. 

Ryanair is Europe's largest low-cost carrier.
Ryanair is Europe’s largest low-cost carrier.

More than 5,000 destinations are served by the 12 biggest low-cost airlines across Europe, it also found.

Spain ranked second with 837 routes, followed by Germany (578 routes), France (574 routes) and Italy (546).

London is the best-served European city with 217 low-cost flight destinations. Barcelona and Paris rank equal second with 160 routes a piece, followed by Rome (122) and Milan (112).

Manchester (106) and Edinburgh (86) are among the top 15 European cities best-served by low-cost airlines, ahead of capital cities like Berlin, Madrid, Stockholm and Geneva.


United Kingdom 935

Spain 837

Germany 578

France 574

Italy 546

Poland 186

Switzerland 139

Czech Republic 116

Norway 108

Netherlands 95

Belgium 94

Portugal 91

Greece 90

Sweden 81

Croatia 70

Hungary 65

Denmark 63

Romania 61

Malta 41

Austria 38


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