Since we're not exactly quantitative (i.e. noone has put forward what ratio we should use: number of pax/number of inhabitants, or number of takeoffs/number of inhabitants, or number of gates/inhabitants, airport area/inhabitants...), let me bring up some EUropean candidates:
1) Palma de Mallorca. Quite a small town, but A LOOOOOT of traffic in the summer months, and quite a sizeable airport.
2) Hahn. Again, not an airport of the size of MCO
, but then it still is a Ryanair hub and a big cargo airport, although the "town" of Hahn has something like 20 houses. And it really does not belong to the FRA
metro area (Ryan got that explained by a German court some time ago)
3) Shannon. There isn't even a town, but it has significant traffic, bot pax and cargo.
4) Luxembourg. 77,000 inhabitants, but a decent regional airport with connections to all major and secondary European airports, and one of EUrope's biggest cargo hubs.
Any thoughts on these?