PRAGUE

Among Central Europe’s four biggest airports (those serving the capitals of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland and Romania), Prague Airport has seen the slowest recovery post-pandemic. Bucharest, despite the collapse of Blue Air, has fully recovered, Warsaw WAW is at 95% recovery and Budapest is at around 90%. However, Prague is at just 75% according to […]

Europe’s six major airport

Airport data collected for 2022 reveals that Europe’s six busiest airports all handled at least 48 million passengers last year. Istanbul IST led the way with 64.3 million followed by London LHR (61.6m), Paris CDG (57.5m), Amsterdam (52.5m), Madrid (50.6m) and Frankfurt (48.9m). Seventh placed Barcelona was some way behind with 41.6m passengers while eighth […]

ORY - PDL

March passenger data has been collected for over 200 airports across Europe, including all airports in several major markets. Among countries with multiple airports, Portugal leads the way for traffic recovery with demand last month at 84% of the figure reported in pre-pandemic March 2019. Lisbon traffic was at 80%, Faro at 87%, Porto at […]

Europe Promo

For the fifth straight month, Istanbul’s main airport was Europe’s busiest in November, handling 3.84 million passengers. However, that is still 30% down compared with the same month in 2019. Its nearest rival last month was Paris CDG with 3.35 million passengers, 41% fewer than it handled two years earlier. In October, the French airport […]

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 […]

French flag

The latest passenger figures for airports in July show that in western Europe Paris CDG was the busiest airport with 3.05 million passengers, just edging out Amsterdam which reported welcoming 3.03 million passengers. Frankfurt, which had been busier than both Paris CDG and Amsterdam in June, handled 2.85 million passengers. The next three busiest airports […]

August 19, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis