London is an international, cosmopolitan city, so it’s not surprising that when Londoners travel they’re not just content with visiting other parts of England—they want to see the world. Among the most popular destinations: Athens and Paris in Europe; Bangkok and New Delhi in Asia; and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver in North America.
London is served by five airports: London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London Gatwick Airport (LGW), London Luton Airport (LTN), London Stansted Airport (STN) and London City Airport (LCY).
Heathrow, located about 30 km west of London, is still one of the world’s busiest airports. Most of the world’s biggest airlines flying into and out of Heathrow, and non-stop flights are available to major cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, North American, South American and Australia.
Gatwick, located about 50 km south of London, is the area’s second busiest airport, served by both full-service and low-cost airlines, as well as charter flights. Thanks to the abundance of charter flights, Gatwick is a popular airport for those going on holiday to destinations in Spain in particular.
Whether you’re traveling for business, going on a quick weekend getaway or taking a longer holiday with family, don’t limit your flight searches to just one airport. Cheaper airfares may be available at alternate airports, particularly Luton or Stansted, which are served by a number of low-cost carriers.
New York City has long been a popular destination for Londoners. With world-class theater productions, some of the country’s top restaurants, renowned arts museums, bars and nightclubs that appeal to all tastes, and shopping that rivals Oxford Street, it’s no surprise that New York is often called “the city that never sleeps.”
If you’re searching for cheap airfares to New York City, don’t just consider flights between Heathrow and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Lower-priced tickets may be available on departures from Gatwick and on flights into Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).