QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: Unlucky for some, the United Kingdom is the largest international market by scheduled seat capacity from 13 countries in May-2019. Can you name them?

In our new weekly series to break up those Monday morning office blues, The Blue Swan Daily will be testing your knowledge and insight into the aviation and travel industry. This is all just for fun, but who knows? We may be able to find a prize somewhere around CAPA HQ. This week’s question is detailed below. The answers will be revealed and winners (if there are any correct entries) announced next week alongside our next question.


It has been a difficult start to the year in the United Kingdom (UK) with the clouds of Brexit hanging over the country’s future and its economic development. That deadline has now passed with no agreement, and late last week the country voted in a European election the country hadn’t expected to be involved in and its Prime Minister announced her plans to resign early next month.

These clouds have spread far beyond the borders of the UK as uncertainty has impacted airline travel, the hospitality sector and destinations across Europe and beyond. That is due to the United Kingdom being a major outbound business and tourism market.

Analysing OAG schedule data for the current month, the importance of the UK from a travel perspective is clear to see, especially to its best connected international markets by air such as Spain, USA and Italy. But, did you know there are 13 countries across the world for which the UK is the best connected international market during May-2019. There are a further 16 countries where the UK is the second largest international market by departure seats during the month.

Our QUESTION OF THE WEEK is…

Unlucky for some, the United Kingdom is the largest international market by scheduled seat capacity from 13 countries in May-2019. Can you name them?

JOIN IN THE FUN:  Send your answers to: The Blue Swan Daily Content Team

We will be revealing the answers at the same time next week, when we will be setting another question.

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