Israel

Israel

For the full 2020 data please visit our 2020 inbound data page here. For Q1 (January-March 2020) data please visit our UK and regional quarterly data pages.

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)8.2
Global rank for international tourism expenditure40
Number of outbound visits (m)8.8
Most visited destinationPoland
Most visited destination in Western EuropeFrance

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2019
Population (m)8.5
GDP per capita PPP (US$)40,180
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.7
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)3.4

Inbound visits to Britain from Israel

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Access to Britain from Israel

Measure2019
Weekly aircraft departures65
Weekly seat capacity13,989
Airports with direct routes in Israel2
Airports with direct routes in Britain5
  • Out of the 7 airlines that operate the Israel to Britain route, El Al served the most departing seats
  • Since 2009, there has been a 28% increase in weekly seat capacity from Israel to Britain
  • In 2019, the highest share of departing seats came from the Tel Aviv to London Heathrow route, with a 53% share
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 64% reduction in direct seat capacity from Israel to the UK in 2020
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Israel is £78

 

2019 data (including seasonal flights from Ovda)