Skyscanner has revealed the latest flight trends for September, which sees the top three spots taken by Spain, with flights to Tenerife attracting more interest than Alicante.

Searches for flights to New York rocketed, shooting up the rankings to number four, as thoughts turn to Christmas shopping in the Big Apple. Similarly, London rose three places, and Amsterdam two. Faro slipped two places to number nine and, despite various problems with civil unrest in recent months, Bangkok rose up the charts to make it in to the top ten.


The Top 10 Most Popular Cities

1. Malaga [0]
2. Tenerife [+1]
3. Alicante [-1]
4. New York [+5]
5. London [+3]
6. Dalaman [-1]
7. Palma [-3]
8. Amsterdam [+2]
9. Faro [-2]
10. Bangkok [New Entry]

Highest Climbers

Long-haul destinations performed best during September, with flights to Australia seeing the highest rise in popularity, with Brisbane up 22 places, Melbourne up 18 and Perth up 16. In New Zealand Auckland was up 20 places.

India also fared well with Mumbai up 14, and Delhi up 16; Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur also rose 14 spots.

Biggest Fallers

Greek sun spots took heavy losses last month, with Rhodes falling 33 places and Corfu down 32, as the summer holiday season comes to a close. The popular Balearic Island of Menorca also fell 29 places.

Drop Outs

As the UK’s hot temperatures of summer become a distant memory, Newquay fell from the Top 100. Croatian destinations Dubrovnik and Split also disappeared, as did Burgas in Bulgaria, Kos and Zante in Greece and Izmir in Turkey.

New Entries

India’s Goa was straight in at number 80, Singapore entered at number 84, Birmingham at 88, and with winter approaching, Salzburg, a popular ski hub, also entered the Top 100 at number 94.


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