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100 Busiest Airports In Europe - 12M Rolling Stats  
User currently offlineStationManager From Spain, joined Sep 2006, 88 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 20327 times:

Top 100 busiest airports in Europe [12-Month rolling statistics AUG07-JUL08]



*Only commercial traffic, including transits.

*Figures of SVO, LED, KBP, LCA, HER, OTP, SKG, SAW, SNN, RHO, ORK and CRL might not be updated due to the lack of accurate data.

Sources:
http://www.aci-europe.org/
http://www.dhmi.gov.tr/dhmistatistik/istatistik.aspx
http://www.assaeroporti.it/defy.asp
http://www.adv.aero/de/gfx/stats_2008.php
http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=80
...and others.

Enjoy it!
Regards  Smile

62 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1286 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 20203 times:

CRL has passed the mark of 2M within a year last year but I don't think they're already high enough to be in the ranking just yet. They will most probably appear soon.


I want the European Union flag on airliners.net!
User currently offlineStationManager From Spain, joined Sep 2006, 88 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 20171 times:

Yes, 2.459,0 last year and 2.221,9 from AUG07 to MAY08, last two months are missing. It's achieving high growth so I suppose is behind the back door waiting to enter soon.

Anyway, some other airports that handle between 2,5 and 3,2 mill. like MLA, KRK, SOF, ORK (with some data missing too), and a couple of italian and turkish airports are growing fast as well.

[Edited 2008-09-25 06:23:39]

User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 20158 times:

Very good result for Madrid-Barajas Airport, and they could overtake FRA before year end.

And very good for BCN 32m. and with the new terminal they could be the 6th or 7th in europe.

I didn´t know that Rome has much more traffic than Milan. Rome FCO alone has more traffic than MXP+LIN.


User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 20160 times:

MAD overtook AMS last year and should overtake FRA by the end of next year becoming Europe's no. 3 hub after LHR and CDG.

Rgs,


User currently offlineFLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 20094 times:

Pretty amazing that collectively London's 5 airports:

LHR
LGW
STN
LTN
LCY

Where used by 139,845,000 passengers !



I hope in life i can work to live, not live to work
User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2004 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 20053 times:

It would be interesting to see a summary by country, but the UK at a glance seems to be well ahead of any other European country, with Germany (with a far higher population) in 2nd.


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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3153 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 20043 times:



Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 3):
Very good result for Madrid-Barajas Airport, and they could overtake FRA before year end.

Madrid-Barajas is in the very favorable position that they have excellent growth opportunities. LHR, FRA, and to a lesser extent, AMS, are way more constrained with respect to expansion (environmental limits, etc). Their strategic positioning seems to be very good, and add to that the stability of IB, they are in a good position. And of course a beautiful T4  Smile

2 questions:
1) Is their much complaining about noise? It seems to me that when approaching the airport from the North, you don't fly over too much residential areas (compared to AMS, LHR or FRA). How is the local situation here?

2) How much do the new high speed rail links from Madrid, most notably to Barcelona, impact traffic figures?


Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 3):
I didn´t know that Rome has much more traffic than Milan. Rome FCO alone has more traffic than MXP+LIN.

For Milan, you might include MXP, LIN and BGY. Total: 38,0M
For Rome, FCO + CIA = 39,7M

Not too much of a difference. Besides that, FCO has became the sole Alitalia hub, so it logically has more traffic; MXP traffic now is largely O&D.


User currently offlineIncitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 3964 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 19997 times:

Give it a few years and CDG will be first, MAD will be second and LHR will be third.

User currently offlineStationManager From Spain, joined Sep 2006, 88 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 19987 times:

Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 3):
Very good result for Madrid-Barajas Airport, and they could overtake FRA before year end.

And very good for BCN 32m. and with the new terminal they could be the 6th or 7th in europe.


Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 3):
MAD overtook AMS last year and should overtake FRA by the end of next year becoming Europe's no. 3 hub after LHR and CDG.



MAD's growth has been slowed down since this season so I believe wont easily reach FRA for the present time.

Concerned BCN, pax are decreasing this year cause several reasons, as the merger of VY/XG or the fact that HST between MAD and BCN has just been launched.

Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 3):
I didn´t know that Rome has much more traffic than Milan. Rome FCO alone has more traffic than MXP+LIN.


I dont know why but MXP is decreasing a lot in terms of pax.

[Edited 2008-09-25 07:01:37]

User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3153 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 19960 times:



Quoting StationManager (Reply 9):
I dont know why but MXP is decreasing a lot in terms of pax.

Alitalia ceased almost all MXP-flights.


User currently offlineStationManager From Spain, joined Sep 2006, 88 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 19917 times:



Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 6):
It would be interesting to see a summary by country, but the UK at a glance seems to be well ahead of any other European country, with Germany (with a far higher population) in 2nd.

Spain is reaching Germany, probably will surpass it in 2008.

217288456 United Kingdom
163843996 Germany
163523010 Spain
120034361 France

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/por...ot=REF_TB_aviation/t_avia/ttr00012


User currently offlineCc2314 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 19881 times:

Dublin sure is getting up there,,

User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 19828 times:



Quoting Joost (Reply 7):
1) Is their much complaining about noise? It seems to me that when approaching the airport from the North, you don't fly over too much residential areas (compared to AMS, LHR or FRA). How is the local situation here?

They complain but not very much. in fact the airport has been always there, they arrived much later. And when you land from the north there isn´t big populated areas around and from the south this area is a industrial zone.

Quoting Joost (Reply 7):
2) How much do the new high speed rail links from Madrid, most notably to Barcelona, impact traffic figures?

it will impact, but it´s a very big market for both. The train is really fast but sometimes is more expensive than IB.

For O&D pax the train could be better because is from BCN Sans station to Atocha, both are inside the cities, MAD is not very far from city centre and the taxi is not very expensive. but if you want to connect you must use the plane, and a big part of the pax are connecting other flights.

Quoting StationManager (Reply 9):
MAD's growth has been slowed down since this season so I believe wont easily reach FRA for the present time.

Maybe not this year. but remember that FRA has its own problems, MAD has sloved down but maybe is enought to overtake FRA.

It could be, but MAD is still becoming bigger and bigger, Ryanair, Easyjet, Iberia, Vueling, Air Comet all of them are adding flights. and there is a lot of space to grow.

Open-skies with the USA and the new bilateral with Mexico will have an impact in terms of pax. Also IB will decide its future fleet before year end and IB is adding long haul planes and they will expand in a not very far future.And more to come. UX is also waiting for some more planes as well as Air Comet.


User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3153 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 19820 times:



Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 6):
It would be interesting to see a summary by country, but the UK at a glance seems to be well ahead of any other European country, with Germany (with a far higher population) in 2nd.

What kind of conclusion would you draw from that?

The demand for air traffic depends on a series of factors, IMO most notably:

1. The population of the country
2. Size and shape of the country and distribution of population
3. Existence and Quality of road and rail links
4. Dispensable income
5. Existence of hub carrier(s)

The UK, as an island with a large population, spread over the country, with (relatively, compared to France for example) bad surface transport connections, a high dispensable income and a large hub carrier, is very likely to have a large amount of air transport.


User currently offlineIncitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 3964 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 19800 times:



Quoting Joost (Reply 14):
The UK, as an island with a large population, spread over the country, with (relatively, compared to France for example) bad surface transport connections, a high dispensable income and a large hub carrier, is very likely to have a large amount of air transport.

You forgot to mention the crappy weather as a factor that boosts demand for air travel in the UK  Wink


User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3153 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 19756 times:



Quoting Incitatus (Reply 15):
You forgot to mention the crappy weather as a factor that boosts demand for air travel in the UK Wink

Actually that is a good one. The tourist attractiveness of the country needs to be included too, by the way. (look how high PMI is ranked!) So good weather boosts air travel demand as well, only the pax flow is IN instead of OUT  Smile


User currently offlineStationManager From Spain, joined Sep 2006, 88 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 19704 times:

In fact, well I'm not sure at all, UK-Spain is the busiest "route" between countries.

Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 13):
Maybe not this year. but remember that FRA has its own problems, MAD has sloved down but maybe is enought to overtake FRA.

It could be, but MAD is still becoming bigger and bigger, Ryanair, Easyjet, Iberia, Vueling, Air Comet all of them are adding flights. and there is a lot of space to grow.

Open-skies with the USA and the new bilateral with Mexico will have an impact in terms of pax. Also IB will decide its future fleet before year end and IB is adding long haul planes and they will expand in a not very far future.And more to come. UX is also waiting for some more planes as well as Air Comet.

Yes, that's true. But I've realized that despite of the distance between both airports was reduced to 1 mill 3-4 months ago it has been increased last months. It seems FRA will be overtaken sooner or later but HST (BCN, AGP, and more coming like BIO, ALC, VLC, ...) will reduced domestic traffic, and crisis goes on...


User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 19634 times:



Quoting Incitatus (Reply 15):
You forgot to mention the crappy weather as a factor that boosts demand for air travel in the UK



Quoting Joost (Reply 16):
Actually that is a good one. The tourist attractiveness of the country needs to be included too, by the way. (look how high PMI is ranked!) So good weather boosts air travel demand as well, only the pax flow is IN instead of OUT

Well, it seems the crappy weather attracts as many visitor...

Rgs,


User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 19517 times:



Quoting Cc2314 (Reply 12):
Dublin sure is getting up there,,

Im surprised to see DUB ahead of MAN, STN & PMI, albeit only slightly.



Dublin, where Sam Maguire will be coming home to in mid September
User currently offlineSbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 19343 times:

I counted 15 airports in the list from the UK! Very high indeed.


The best way forwards is upwards!
User currently offlineFoxXray From France, joined May 2005, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 19124 times:



Quoting StationManager (Reply 11):
Spain is reaching Germany, probably will surpass it in 2008.

217288456 United Kingdom
163843996 Germany
163523010 Spain
120034361 France

France 2007 statistics were 153946880  Wink


User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18918 times:

Amazing how GRO went in few years from almost unexisting to 65th moving 5 mill pax last year almost exclusively on FR


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User currently offlineSuseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 794 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18883 times:



Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 3):
Very good result for Madrid-Barajas Airport, and they could overtake FRA before year end.



Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 4):
MAD overtook AMS last year and should overtake FRA by the end of next year becoming Europe's no. 3 hub after LHR and CDG.

This astonishes me as I would never have though MAD was anywhere near the busyness of AMS - but you can't argue with numbers.



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User currently offlineStationManager From Spain, joined Sep 2006, 88 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18845 times:



Quoting Sbworcs (Reply 20):
I counted 15 airports in the list from the UK! Very high indeed.

15 for Spain, too! I thought there would be more airports from the UK, e.g, LBA.

Quoting FoxXray (Reply 21):
France 2007 statistics were 153946880 Wink

I have just copied the figures given by eurostat (Statistical Office of the European Communities). I suppose these figures are the total amount of pax handled by all the airports
in the country, that means all domestic passengers are counted twice making an unreal impression of pax really carried.

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/por...ot=REF_TB_aviation/t_avia/ttr00012


25 Ncfc99 : LCY is a suprise to me considering that they only have small aircraft flying in and out of there. Does anyone know the amount of daily/weekly movement
26 FoxXray : France statictics are wrong on eurostat...
27 AirbusA6 : I wans't drawing any conclusion in particular...though a number of factors may play a part 1) The UK is an island population, so less international s
28 AirbusA6 : Ryanair statistics by themselves would be interesting - how many did HHN (3.9m) process before FR started flying there?
29 StationManager : Anyway I consider a kind of urban legend the fact many people think GRO was almost nothing before the arrival of Ryanair. GRO has been always (now an
30 Joost : Virtually nothing. There were some occasional charter flights, but hardly anything compared to the current situation. There were already some cargo o
31 Stevebarylick : Great info, thanks... anyone have a similar breakdown for the USA? Also, are corresponding numbers available for movements?
32 Planesarecool : And with Palma being such a seasonal destination, in the Summer it will be a lot busier than the figures would suggest. Throughout the Winter there a
33 TurkishWings : Why is Istanbul spelled with an "M" ?
34 LAXintl : Top-25 US Airports by Boardings in 2007 1. ATLANTA (ATL) 89,379,287 2. CHICAGO O'HARE (ORD) 76,177,855 3. LOS ANGELES (LAX) 61,896,075 4. DALLAS/FT W
35 Tacoronte : Possibly because Istanbul in spanish is spelled with an M as Estambul, he might not of known in english is spelled with an N.
36 AirGabon : So total Paris CDG+ORY is 87.480.900
37 Finkenwerder : 1 major reason UK airports are busier.....English spoken here.... I would suggest the extra movements over and above CDG for instance are almost entir
38 UPPERDECKFAN : Most of the airlines on your list only operated a few charters a week in the summer season into GRO back in the old days when most of the tourist wer
39 FoxXray : Of course everything is wrong about France ! their 2002 statistics show 27925374 passengers while CDG handled about 45000000... There is nothing righ
40 LIPZ : Don't forget Paris-Beauvais (BVA).
41 Kappel : For a very long time AMS was handled more pax than MAD, but since MAD opened a new terminal (last year?) they really shot pas AMS and are now closing
42 Danfearn77 : What proportion of DUB pax figures fly with FR?
43 StationManager : Well, many operated a few but others did many, I can remember 4-5 aircrafts of the extinguished Britannia airways at the same time on the tarmac, inc
44 Trinxat : Well, this decrease due to the HST should affect MAD as well.... Especially as BCN is currently not a hub for any major carrier, and has very little
45 FoxXray : BVA handled 2 155 633 in 2007 ! Paris will reach 90000000 this year.
46 R2rho : Which only highlights that UK and Spain are two of the busiest if not the busiest aviation markets in Europe. But only 7 for France... And total rest
47 Viscount724 : GVA, only 53 nm from LYS, handles over 11 million passengers a year and is a much smaller city than LYS, less than 450,000 with about 900,000 in the
48 FoxXray : 154000000 - 90000000 = 35000000 ? no, rest of France is 64000000 ! yes, LYS is a medium airport, it will be at about 8100000-8200000 by the end of th
49 Keesje : in these statistics a passenger boarding a 737 for short doemstic flight is equally weighed as a passenger taking a 12 hr flight on a 747 stuffed with
50 StationManager : Do you have any source where find out more about the real figures in France? I find it hard to believe there are 64,000,000 out of PAR. Thanks.
51 Joost : " target=_blank>http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/por...00012 There is clearly something wrong with this report. Look at the 2002 and 2003 number for
52 Shamrock604 : Its a pretty high number Danfearn, I think it's in the region of 9 million pax out of the total of roughly 23.5 million. EI this year should move aro
53 R2rho : I was referring only to the airports in the top 100 list. There's something fishy about all these numbers. What is their source? Something is wrong h
54 Post contains links StationManager : It seems results until 2002 are completely wrong but I find the rest correct. There are more data in other pages (on eurostat): http://epp.eurostat.ec
55 StationManager : It is quite obvius just having a look to the airport stats that France is far below UK, Spain and Germany in terms of passenger traffic per country,
56 Icna05e : Well, according to the imageshark numbers, make that 4... and 6 in the top 53! OK that's twisting figures. Yes there are fewer people flying out of F
57 R2rho : I have no doubt about that. It's those 400% jumps and the pre-2002 data that were strange... Yes, I see it that way too, since we are comparing airpo
58 FoxXray : Hard to believe ? NCE 11000000, LYS 8000000, MRS 7000000, TLS 6500000, MLH 3800000, BOD 3500000, NTE 2800000, SXB 2500000, MPL 2000000 so just for 9
59 FoxXray : Far below UK, yes i totally agree but far below than Germany ? no, there is about 20 millions more inhabitants that live in Germany than in France or
60 LN-KGL : Some of you already have mentioned there are many factors connected to the number of flight performed in each country. I've compared the numbers for t
61 EUROBUS : That sure is an amazing figure! More incredible must be to control the traffic flying in and out simoultaneously of all these airports. Lets not forg
62 StationManager : You are right, I missed one. Ok, if we compare data by country, as I did (it is esier to find this kind of stats), you must compare with country data
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