The top airlines in the UK. New Ranking

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Although all airlines have suffered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, they are finally able to send passionate travellers and business people abroad again. There are currently 13 airline companies that are members of the UK airline industry.

However, when it comes to travel, we all want to make sure we are travelling with the best airline out there. In this article, we’ll discuss the four top airlines in the UK, based on an unbiased survey by Statista.

British Airways

At the top of the list is British Airways, the largest airline company in the United Kingdom. This airline officially began in 1974 and is still the most recognisable airline in the UK today. According to Statista, 56% of people surveyed said that they had a positive opinion of the airline, making it the highest-rated airline in the UK. Its home is London Heathrow, and the airline flies to more than 170 destinations in 70 countries. The airline is so busy that a flight sets off every 90 seconds all over the world. And, although this industry is known to be a male-dominated one, the airline has 230 female pilots.


EasyJet is next on the list. Despite being one of the more budget-friendly airlines, it is known for offering trustworthy flights. According to Statista, 42% of those surveyed had a positive view of EasyJet. Based in London Gatwick and founded in 1995, it was named the best short-haul airline in 2018. This airline has a whopping 387 flight routes and is currently operating around 500 flights per day as they recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin is known for being a dynamic and innovative company, and their airline is no different. From humble beginnings (one team flying one plane), Virgin Atlantic has quickly risen to become one of the UK’s favourite airlines, sitting in third according to Statista. While Virgin operates more transatlantic flights than British Airways, it no longer has any short-haul flights. It also serves a range of food and beverages depending on the seat class you’re in.


Jet2 is another low-cost airline that is known for providing cheap flights to popular holiday destinations across Europe and beyond. Although the company started less than 20 years ago, it has quickly risen to become one of the biggest airlines in the UK, placing fourth behind British Airways, EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic. Since 2003, Jet2 has sold almost 100 million seats, flying to more than 60 destinations.

Final thoughts

If you’re thinking about booking your next flight now that the restrictions have been lifted, why not choose an airline that is considered to be one of the best in the UK? If you’re a keen traveller but need some inspiration for your next trip, continue reading and find out more about the 10 most influential people in travel today.

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