Istanbul’s new airport still Europe’s busiest in October; Heathrow climbs three places to eighth

For the fourth straight month, Istanbul’s main airport was Europe’s busiest in October, handling almost 4.4 million passengers. However, that is still 30% down compared with the same month in 2019. Its nearest rival last month was again another Turkish airport, Antalya. That airport again welcomed over 3.8 million passengers, a decline of just 7% […]

November 30, 2021 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Schiphol Airport

For the last three months Amsterdam Schiphol has been western Europe’s busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers, only beaten across all of Europe by airports in Russia and Turkey. The latest statistics for October show the airport having handled 3.75 million passengers, down 42% compared with October 2019. This compares with Frankfurt (3.40m, down […]

November 19, 2021 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Istanbul Airport

For the third straight month, Istanbul’s main airport was Europe’s busiest in September, handling just over four million passengers. However, that is still 39% down compared with the same month in 2019. Its nearest rival last month was again another Turkish airport, Antalya. That airport welcomed over 3.8 million passengers, mostly tourists, a decline of […]

AMS base cake

Amsterdam was easyJet’s first international destination when it began service from London LTN in late April 1996, beating Nice and Barcelona by a few weeks. At that time the carrier had only been operating from Luton for just over five months. However, it took another 19 years before easyJet made the Dutch hub a base. […]

September 10, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis