Turkey

Turkey

For full 2021 data, please visit our 2021 inbound page and for the latest quarterly data please visit our UK and regional data pages.

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)4.1
Global rank for international tourism expenditure50
Number of outbound visits (m)8.4
Most visited destination overall Greece
Most visited destination in Western EuropeGermany

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2021
Population (m)85.1
GDP per capita PPP (US$)31,035
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)5.1
Annual GDP growth (%)11.0

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, and 2021 was 69% behind pre-COVID levels 
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Istanbul is £13