These are the 10 best-connected destinations in 2024


Travel company Mabrian has released data on the countries with the best international air connectivity for the first half of 2024. This ranking reflects the outbound travel potential of these nations, positioning them as key targets in the global travel landscape.

The analysis, based on airline flight schedules, reveals a significant evolution in the connectivity landscape. The study covers travel dates from January 1 to June 30, 2024, compared to the same period in 2023.  

At the market level, it highlights a significant advance in connectivity between Europe and China. Specifically, European countries such as Spain, France, Italy, the UK and the Netherlands, which no longer require tourist visas for travel to China, experience a notable increase in connectivity, collectively offering 1.98 million air seats, marking an impressive 190% increase compared to H1 2023 (682,000 seats).

This increase is supported by the recent measure announced by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to encourage the return of European tourism, allowing citizens of Spain and four other European Union countries to enter China visa-free for stays of up to 15 days.

Top 10 countries with the best international connectivity

1. United States: 83,540,022 seats.

2. United Kingdom: 72,806,356 seats

3. Germany: 53,650,569 seats

4. Spain: 53,402,095 seats

5. United Arab Emirates: 41,829,422 seats

6. France: 41,148,774 seats

7. Italy: 39,233,697 seats

8. China: 35,125,071 seats

9. Turkey: 32,514,540 seats

10. Japan: 28,851,733 seats.

Total air seats for these 10 countries amounted to 482,102,279, contributing to 42% of global international air seats in the first half of the year.

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