Turkey

Turkey

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)4.1
Global rank for international tourism expenditure50
Number of outbound visits (m)8.2
Most visited destination in Western EuropeGermany

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2021
Population (m)85.1
GDP per capita PPP (US$)33,858
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)4.9
Annual GDP growth (%)9.0

Inbound visits to Britain from Turkey

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Access to Britain from Turkey

Measure2019
Weekly aircraft departures350
Weekly seat capacity71,369
Airports with direct routes in Turkey8
Airports with direct routes in Britain19
  • Since 2009, the annual seat capacity from Turkey to Britain has increased by 162%
  • There are 350 direct, non-stopping flight departures to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 71,369 seats a week
  • Eight airports in Turkey serve 19 British airports
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 55% reduction in direct seat capacity from Turkey to the UK in 2020
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Istanbul is £13