20 Busiest Airports in Europe

Europe comprises many developed countries and they built hundreds of Airports to connect places for millions of passengers. The busiest Airports in Europe are ranked by total passengers traffic per year (data by National Aviation Authority Statistics – 2016).

RankAirportLocationPassengers (2016)
1Heathrow AirportLondon, United Kingdom75,671,863
2Charles de Gaulle AirportParis, France65,933,145
3Amsterdam Airport SchipholAmsterdam, Netherlands63,625,664
4Frankfurt AirportFrankfurt, Germany60,792,308
5Istanbul Ataturk AirportIstanbul, Turkey60,119,215
6Adolfo Suarez Madrid–Barajas AirportMadrid, Spain50,420,583
7Barcelona El Prat AirportBarcelona, Spain44,154,693
8London-Gatwick AirportLondon, United Kingdom43,114,888
9Munich AirportMunich, Germany42,277,692
10Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino AirportRome, Italy41,744,769
11Sheremetyevo International AirportMoscow, Russia33,655,605
12Paris-Orly AirportParis, France31,237,865
13Sabiha Gokeen AirportIstanbul, Turkey29,577,735
14Copenhagen AirportCopenhagen, Denmark29,043,287
15Domodedovo International AirportMoscow, Russia28,500,259
16Dublin AirportDublin, Ireland27,908,347
17Zurich AirportZurich, Switzerland27,666,428
18Palma de Mallorca AirportPalma de Mallorca, Spain26,253,882
19Oslo Airport, GardermoenOslo, Norway25,787,691
20Manchester AirportManchester, United Kingdom25,598,827

Know More

  • There are hundreds of Airports in Europe, from all kinds of sizes, and thousands to millions of passengers per year.
  • Heathrow Airport in London is the busiest in Europe and sixth busiest in the world.

    Heathrow Airport london United Kingdom
    Heathrow Airport, Photo by Normann via flickr
  • Normally Europeans choose airplane to travel outstations.
  • Many Airports located in United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, and Italy.
  • Keflavik International Airport in Iceland seen 40.5% increase in Passenger traffic between 2015-2016.
  • France’s Charles de Gaulle Airport is second largest in Europe with around 10 million passengers behind Heathrow Airport.
  • There are 10 airports which receive more than 40 million passengers per year (in 2016).
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