Skyscanner reveals its September hot spots

Searches for flights to New York City rocketed in September thanks to Christmas shoppers, according to flight price comparison website Skyscanner.

In the monthly popularity rankings released by the meta-search site, London rose three places and Amsterdam two over August while Faro slipped two places to ninth.

Despite various problems with civil unrest over the summer, Bangkok rose up the chart to make it into the top ten.

The top three spots for UK travellers remain in Spain, with warmer temperatures and flights to Tenerife attracting more interest than Alicante.

Long haul destinations performed best last month with flights to Australia seeing the highest rise in popularity, with Brisbane up 22 places, Melbourne up 18 and Perth up 16.

Auckland in New Zealand was up by 20 places. India also fared well with Mumbai up 14, and Delhi up 16 while Kualal Lumpur in Malaysia also rose 14 spots.

Goa was in at number 80, Singapore entered at number 84 and Birmingham at 88. Salzburg, a popular ski hub, also entered the Top 100 at number 94.

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

Newquay fell from the Top 100 together with Dubrovnik, Split, Burgas, Kos, Zante and Izmir.

Skyscanner Top10 Most Popular Destinations

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]

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