Skyscanner flight trends June 2010 - Crete, Sydney and Jo-burg up, Malta, Madrid and Venice down

Thursday 1, July 2010


Skyscanner flight trends June 2010 - Crete, Sydney and Jo-burg up, Malta, Madrid and Venice down


With souring temperatures heating up the UK, the growing US oil slick and the World Cup all influencing travel patterns this month, Skyscanner investigates the flight trends for June 2010.


The top four slots remain unchanged with Malaga (1), Alicante (2), Palma (3) and Tenerife (4) all holding their positions. Dalaman moved up one spot, displacing Faro, London held steady at number seven and Ibiza moved up to position eight, displacing the popularity of flights to New York. Flights to Orlando entered the top ten, rising two places and displacing Dublin, likely due to the opening of Harry Potter World.


Highest Climbers

Greece will be pleased to see that Crete was amongst the highest climbers, rising five places to 33, which comes after predictions that the country’s tourist industry would suffer, following civil unrest earlier in the year. Searches for flights to Sydney also rose five spots to 34, as did Johannesburg which moved into number 45, likely due to football fans travelling to the World Cup.


Biggest Fallers

There were no significant drops in rankings this month. Destinations to fall the most were Luqa (Malta) which fell by five spots, Madrid which fell by three and Venice which also fell by three.


New Entries

New to the Top 50 this month were Corfu, Antalya and Hong Kong.


Drop Outs

Pisa, Frankfurt and Fuerteventura all disappeared from the June Top 50, after sitting in the upper 40s last month.


Country Rankings

Looking at the most popular countries overall, Spain tops the list, followed by the UK itself then the USA, Italy, France, Greece, Germany, Portugal and Cyprus.


Top 100 Most Popular Destinations June 2010


1. Malaga (Spain) [0]

2. Alicante (Spain) [0]

3. Palma (Spain) [0]

4. Tenerife (Spain) [0]

5. Dalaman (Turkey) [+1]

6. Faro (Portugal) [-1] 

7. London (UK) [0]

8. Ibiza (Spain) [+1]

9. New York (USA) [-1]

10. Orlando (USA) [+2]


11. Dublin (Ireland) [-1]

12. Larnaca (Cyprus) [+2]

13. Amsterdam (Netherlands) [0]

14. Barcelona (Spain) [-2]

15. Paris (France) [0]

16. Paphos (Cyprus) [0]

17. Bangkok (Thailand) [-1]

18. Lanzarote (Spain) [-1]

19. Bodrum (Turkey) [0]

20. Murcia (Spain) [0]


21. Rome (Italy) [0]

22. Belfast (UK) [0]

23. Edinburgh (UK) [0]

24. Berlin (Germany) [+1] 

25. Glasgow (UK) [+4 ]

26. Milan (Italy) [0]

27. Madrid (Spain) [-3]

28. Prague (Czech Republic) [0]

29. Nice (France) [-2]

30. Athens (Greece) [+1]


31. Istanbul (Turkey) [+2]

32. Gran Canaria (Spain) [-2]

33. Crete (Greece) [+5]

34. Sydney (Australia) [+5]

35. Venice (Italy) [-3]

36. Stockholm (Sweden) [0]

37. Geneva (Switzerland) [-2]

38. Gerona (Spain) [-1]

39. Luqa (Malta) [-5]

40. Lisbon (Portugal) [0]


41. Budapest (Hungary) [+2]

42. Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) [-1]

43. Marrakech Menara (Morocco) [+2]

44. Krakow (Poland) [-2]

45. Johannesburg (South Africa) [+5]

46. Corfu (Greece) [NEW ENTRY] 

47. Dubai (UAE) [+1]

48. Munich (Germany) [-2]

49. Antalya (Turkey) [NEW ENTRY]

50. Hong Kong [Hong Kong] [+50]


Rankings are based on the number of searches for flights during June 2010 on the Skyscanner website for UK departures. Ranking movement is based on change compared to May 2010 Flight Trends.


Most popular countries overall


1. Spain

2. United Kingdom

3. United States

4. Italy

5. Turkey

6. France

7. Greece

8. Germany

9. Portugal

10. Cyprus


11. Ireland

12. Poland

13. Australia

14. Netherlands

15. Thailand

16. India

17. Switzerland

18. Canada

19. Egypt

20. Croatia


21. South Africa

22. Morocco

23. Sweden

24. Bulgaria

25. Czech Republic

26. China

27. United Arab Emirates

28. Norway

29. Austria

30. Malta



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