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Passenger Air Traffic by Country 2024

Traveling via airplane is a part of everyday life experiences. It’s one of the most efficient and effective ways to travel internationally, getting people to most parts of the world in 24 hours or less. The speed and ease of flying make it a popular method of transportation in the modern world.

Which Is the Most Flown-To Country?

After the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were lifted, people started flying again. However, the number of flights is still lower than it was pre-pandemic. Based on data from 2019-2022, France was the most visited country based on inbound travelers. They had around 79.4 million international arrivals in 2022. Spain, the United States, and Turkey were the next three most visited countries. Three out of these four countries are in Europe, which makes sense, as Europe has consistently had the highest volume of inbound travelers for the past 15 years, even with the pandemic in the mix. In fact, around 60% of the world’s inbound tourist arrivals come to European countries, accounting for 60% of the world’s international tourism flights. As a result, travel and tourism are a major contributor to the GDP in Europe.

Tracking the number of flights into a country does not measure how many of those flights are people returning home from intentional travel. For that metric, Mexico comes out on top. It has the most international tourist arrivals by air.

International Travel Still Lower Than Previous Years

While international travel has increased since the pandemic, it still has not reached pre-2020 levels. In 2022, there were approximately 969 million international tourism arrivals, which was significantly higher than the record low of 407 million in 2020. The number is still creeping up, as the world is starting to enjoy the benefits of international travel again.

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Country
Total Passengers
Passengers per Capita
Ireland167,598,63332.93
Iceland7,819,74020.7
Qatar29,178,92310.66
United Arab Emirates95,533,0699.96
Singapore40,401,5156.67
Hong Kong47,101,8226.28
Antigua and Barbuda580,1746.12
Malta2,576,8984.8
Macau3,157,7244.43
Seychelles455,2014.2
Bahrain5,877,0033.92
Nauru45,4573.53
New Zealand17,249,0493.27
Switzerland28,857,9943.26
Luxembourg2,099,1023.17
Hungary31,226,8483.12
Belize1,297,5333.11
Bahamas1,197,1162.88
Panama12,939,3502.86
Australia75,667,6452.83
Brunei1,234,4552.71
United States889,022,0002.6
Aruba274,2802.58
Netherlands43,996,0442.49
United Kingdom165,388,6102.43
Finland13,364,8392.41
Canada89,380,0002.29
Latvia4,058,7622.24
Maldives1,147,2472.22
Oman10,438,2412.21
Fiji1,670,2161.77
Malaysia60,481,7721.74
South Korea88,157,5791.7
Spain80,672,1051.7
Portugal17,367,9561.7
Trinidad and Tobago2,525,1301.64
Kuwait6,464,8471.49
Greece15,125,9331.47
Austria12,935,5051.44
Mauritius1,745,2911.34
Turkey115,595,4951.34
Germany109,796,2021.32
Belgium13,639,4871.16
Vanuatu374,6031.09
France70,188,0281.08
Thailand76,053,0421.06
Saudi Arabia39,141,6601.04
Japan126,387,5271.03
Chile19,517,1850.99
Montenegro565,5220.9
Israel7,404,3730.8
Russia99,327,3110.69
Colombia33,704,0370.64
Samoa137,7700.6
Marshall Islands24,3130.57
Lebanon2,981,9370.57
Solomon Islands427,8060.57
Czech Republic5,727,2000.55
Croatia2,093,5770.53
Slovenia1,094,7620.52
Peru17,758,5270.51
Mexico64,569,6400.5
Kiribati66,5670.49
Vietnam47,049,6710.47
Italy27,630,4350.47
Brazil102,109,9770.47
Suriname272,3470.43
Indonesia115,154,1000.41
El Salvador2,545,1050.4
Argentina18,081,9370.39
South Africa23,921,7480.39
Turkmenistan2,457,4740.37
Costa Rica1,948,5460.37
Philippines43,080,1180.36
Kazakhstan7,143,7970.36
Bhutan275,8490.35
Moldova1,135,9990.34
Tunisia4,274,1990.34
Bolivia4,122,1130.33
Serbia2,262,7030.32
Cyprus401,4080.32
China436,183,9690.31
Jordan3,383,8050.3
Ecuador5,365,2610.29
Belarus2,760,1680.29
Iran25,604,8710.29
Sri Lanka5,882,3760.27
Equatorial Guinea466,4350.27
Romania4,908,2350.25
Cape Verde140,4290.23
Poland9,277,5380.23
Namibia602,8930.23
Azerbaijan2,279,5460.22
Morocco8,132,9170.21
Ukraine7,854,8420.21
Mongolia670,3600.19
Laos1,251,9610.16
Bulgaria1,022,6450.15
Algeria6,442,4420.14
Georgia516,0340.14
Libya927,1530.13
India164,035,6370.11
Egypt12,340,8320.11
Albania303,1370.11
Kenya5,935,8310.11
Nepal3,296,9530.11
Kyrgyzstan709,1980.1
Denmark582,0110.1
Botswana253,4170.09
Papua New Guinea964,7130.09
Mauritania454,4350.09
Ethiopia11,501,2440.09
Uzbekistan3,056,5580.09
Cambodia1,411,0590.08
Paraguay560,6310.08
Rwanda1,073,5280.07
Myanmar3,407,7880.06
Togo566,2950.06
Republic of the Congo333,8990.05
Cuba560,7540.05
Tajikistan492,3200.05
Iraq2,075,0650.04
Angola1,516,6280.04
Afghanistan1,722,6120.04
Nigeria8,169,1920.04
Bangladesh5,984,1550.03
Pakistan6,880,6370.03
Eritrea102,7290.03
Ivory Coast779,4820.03
Estonia31,9810.02
Honduras251,1490.02
Tanzania1,481,5570.02
Gambia53,7350.02
Madagascar541,2900.02
Zimbabwe285,5390.02
Mozambique540,1240.02
Ghana467,4380.01
Lithuania26,0310.01
Yemen336,3100.01
Cameroon265,1360.01
DR Congo932,0430.01
Benin112,3920.01
Guatemala145,7950.01
Central African Republic46,3640.01
Burkina Faso151,5310.01
Sierra Leone50,1930.01
Sudan269,9580.01
North Korea103,5600
Bosnia and Herzegovina7,0700
Senegal21,0380
Syria17,8960
Malawi10,5450
Uganda21,5370
Zambia8,9040
Somalia4,4860
Total4,055,683,927
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What is the most flown to country?

France is the most visited country. But the Central American country of Mexico is ranked as having the most international tourist arrivals by air.

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