Return flight prices fall by up to 67%: Find the best deals to holiday favourites right here

Flights to some of the world’s most popular holiday destinations have plunged by almost 70%, according to new research.

Analysis by travel search engine Kayak, reveals flights have dropped by an average of 22%, with Greek favourite Crete seeing a 67% fall in ticket price and Corfu close behind at 62%.

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Return flights to Crete have fallen by an average of 67% compared with 2015

Cheaper flights will help soak up the pain that post-Brexit vote currency falls have inflicted on travelling Brits

It’s expected cheaper flights will help soak up the pain of currency falls that the Brexit vote inflicted on travelling Brits. The pound is down against both the dollar and euro.

The research also revealed Reykjavik has blossomed in popularity, with the Icelandic capital shooting up 39 places to become fifth in the table for most search flight destinations.

This sudden increase in popularity is likely explained by the average cost of flights halving from £175 to £89. This, in turn, brought about by an increase in the number of services to the destination.

Hard-pressed Greeks will be buoyed by the fact that it appears the country’s islands are returning to favour for holidaymakers – highlighted through flight searches increasing by 345% for Crete and 238% for Corfu.

Most popular destinations with biggest price drops for return flights

Looking to cut the cost of your travel bill? Pick a destination from this list.

Destination Average price Q2 2016 from UK airports Change compared to Q2 2015
Crete £63 -67%
Corfu £70 -62%
Milan £60 -58%
Ibiza £78 -58%
Pisa £65 -55%
Reykjavik £89 -49%
Venice £74 -47%
Marrakesh £98 -42%
Copenhagen £54 -42%
Faro £93 -41%
Palma de Mallorca £95 -37%
Dublin £52 -35%
Istanbul £126 -30%
Budapest £105 -30%
Luqa £128 -29%
Amsterdam £87 -25%
Berlin £95 -24%
Rome £103 -23%

Most searched destinations and how prices have fallen from 2015

Here Kayak reveals the winners and losers in popularity and how current flight prices compare with 2015.

Most popular destinations Average return flight cost Price fall since 2015 Popularity rank compared with 2015
1. New York £415 -9%
2. Amsterdam £87 -25% 2
3. Barcelona £114 -18%
4. Bangkok £407 -7% -2
5. Reykjavik £89 -49% 39
6. Faro £93 -41% 13
7. Dubai £306 -15% -2
8. Palma de Mallorca £95 -37% 9
9. Malaga £127 -15% -3
10. Rome £103 -23%
11. Ibiza £78 -58% 14
12. Dublin £52 -35% -3
13. Paris £93 -22% -2
14. Alicante £133 -12% -1
15. Milan £60 -58% 13
16. Los Angeles £541 2% -9
17. Lisbon £140 -1% -1
18. Madrid £96 -22% -4
19. Berlin £95 -24% -8
20. Orlando £467 -6% -5

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