Recent data from Mabrian shows that the most expensive country to travel to in Northern Europe is currently the Netherlands.
According to Mabrian, this conclusion was made after analyzing the fluctuations in average air ticket prices over the past two years, the results showed that for the Northern European region, traveling to the Netherlands is the most expensive.
Due to high demand and record booking rates this year, airfares to the Netherlands began to increase in the spring, peaking in the summer months when more people decided to visit the country.
Besides the Netherlands, other Nordic countries also saw airfare increases, while other countries remained more stable.
As Mabrian data shows, the Netherlands is followed by the UK, which has the biggest increase in flight prices in 2023 compared to 2021. In contrast, France and Germany saw a spike in ticket prices in 2022, while Norway remained the most stable country in terms of airfares over the past two years.
Commenting on this topic, Gavin Eccles, aviation and travel consultant at GE Consulting, said that, focusing on Northern Europe, flight prices between January 23 and June 22 showed a increased sharply compared to the first few months, with travel from countries in the Region continuing to grow strongly throughout the winter and early summer.
Despite rising airfare prices, the Netherlands remains one of the most popular destinations in Europe this year.
Statistics Netherlands recently revealed that the country’s five main airports handled nearly 19 million arriving and departing passengers in the second quarter of 2023.
Like other years, Schiphol airport recorded the highest number of flights in the second quarter of this year – 115,000 flights. Eindhoven Airport, the second largest airport in the Netherlands in terms of passenger traffic, handled 1.9 million arriving and departing passengers.