The Best Alternative Airports in England

The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to finalize travel plans and book your plane tickets, if you haven’t already. While Heathrow and Gatwick are the most popular airports in England, there are many alternative airports that can get you were you need to be.

London City Airport

London City Airport
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The London City Airport is considered the gateway to the North and Northwest. The major perk of landing or taking off from this airport is its close proximity to the busting capital. London City Airport is 10 miles from the city center and is closer than any other airport in the country. It’s a great airport for business travelers and serves many major American travel hubs if you seek an international destination.

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport
Photo Courtesy of Manchester Evening News

This city is known for its soccer clubs and being the capital of the North. It also holds a major international airport eight miles south of the city. Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in England with more than 19 million passengers each year. It might not be a major inbound destination, but it can get you where you need to be. With such a lively metropolitan city center, flying into this airport can also be quite a treat!

Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport
Photo Courtesy of Bristol Post

This relatively small, but busy airport just experienced a record summer! Passenger numbers reached eight million in a 12-month period. Bristol Airport is currently the ninth busiest airport in the UK and the fifth largest outside of London. This is a great airport if you’re seeking to explore areas in West England or South Wales. There are no direct flights to the United States, but there are many connecting flights to major U.S. cities.

 

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