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 […]

Aeroflot A350 at SVO

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport has become the latest European airport to be the busiest for passengers. In June the Russian airport, which is the main base for flag-carrier Aeroflot, welcomed 2.94 million travellers, beating Istanbul IST into second place. The Turkish mega-hub handled 2.80 million passengers. Moscow Domodedovo, which had led the way in May with […]

August 2, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Top Story

Domodedova Airport

Passenger statistics collected by The ANKER Report, covering over 340 airports across Europe, reveals that Moscow Domodedovo was Europe’s busiest airport in May, handling just over 2.2 million passengers, down just 11% compared with May 2019. It edged out its city rival Moscow Sheremetyevo which welcomed just under 2.2 million travellers, which was 47% fewer […]

July 1, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, Top Story

Turkey and Moscow Flag

Airport passenger statistics for well over 400 airports in Europe showed, once again, that Istanbul and Moscow were the busiest cities in Europe for air travel in April. Moscow’s three main airports handled over five million passengers, while Istanbul’s welcomed over three million. However, it was Istanbul’s still relatively new mega-airport that was the busiest […]

June 17, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, Top Story