If you’re travelling to the UK, here’s a guide on the main airports in London and beyond, as well as information on UK airports and bookings.
UK flight services
Flight services in the UK are made up of various services provided by airport operators, tour companies and airlines as well as government bodies. Airports are managed by different groups depending on the activity concerned.
Main UK airports and their responsibilities
BAA (formerly the British Airports Authority) owns and operates seven British airports. They are:
- London Heathrow
- London Gatwick
- London Stansted
Booking and ticketing
The prices airlines charge are not government regulated and can vary greatly. It is always worth shopping around. There are a growing number of ways to book flights:
- Through the airline directly
- Through travel agents
- In person at a shop or at the airport
- Over the phone
- Over the internet
Most airlines will list taxes and charges, such as fuel duty and Air Passenger Duty, separately from the basic fare.
For further details about UK regional airports and airlines click here.