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 […]

NOC-LHR

In 2019 London’s Heathrow Airport was Europe’s busiest, welcoming 80.9m passengers. This was almost five million more than Paris CDG (76.2m) and nine million more than third ranked Amsterdam (71.7m). However, UK air travel was more severely impacted than other European countries when the pandemic struck in 2020 and Heathrow slipped to third that year […]

Air Service One

Turkish Airlines has launched a new service to the US with the introduction on Friday 27 May of 4-weekly service between Istanbul IST and Seattle in the state of Washington. The 9,770-kilometre route will be flown using the Star Alliance member’s 300-seat 787-9s. Flights depart Istanbul every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 14:05 local […]

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 […]

ULN - IST

MIAT Mongolian (IATA code OM) on Wednesday 6 April became the latest carrier to serve what has recently been Europe’s busiest airport, Istanbul IST. The Mongolian flag-carrier began weekly service on the 5,990-kilometre route from Ulaanbaatar using its single 767-300ER, registration JU-1021. Frequency is set to increase to 2-weekly in June. Turkish Airlines already serves […]

April 13, 2022 | Latest Route News +

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

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 […]