Busiest airports in Europe

What are the busiest airports in Europe?

Europe is a small continent, yet air travel is a popular means of transport. There are many big airports in Europe that are widely used by travellers. The busiest airport in Europe is London Heathrow Airport, ahead of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (#2) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (#3). Below you can find the top 50 largest airports in Europe. There are 11 very large airports in Europe, Rome Fiumicino Airport (43.5 million passengers in 2019) is just outside the top 10.

Passenger numbers at the following 10 airports have increased the fastest in the past five years: Istanbul Airport (new, successor of Istanbul Atatürk Airport), Kiev Boryspil Airport (+121% compared to 2014), Porto Airport (+89%), Moscow Vnukovo Airport (+88%), Warsaw Airport (+78%), Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport (+77%), Budapest Airport (+77%), London Luton Airport (+74%), Lisbon Airport (+72%) and Athens Airport (+68%).

Top 50 busiest/largest airports in Europe, 2019:

Position Airport Total passengers
1 London Heathrow Airport (United Kingdom) 80,886,589
2 Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (France) 76,150,007
3 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands) 71,680,013
4 Frankfurt Airport (Germany) 70,556,072
5 Madrid Barajas Airport (Spain) 61,734,037
6 Barcelona Airport (Spain) 52,686,314
7 Istanbul Airport (Turkey) 52,009,220
8 Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (Russia) 49,438,545
9 Munich Airport (Germany) 47,941,348
10 London Gatwick Airport (United Kingdom) 46,574,786
11 Rome Fiumicino Airport (Italy) 43,532,573
12 Antalya Airport (Turkey) 35,679,421
13 Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen Airport (Turkey) 35,560,610
14 Dublin Airport (Ireland) 32,676,251
15 Paris Orly Airport (France) 31,853,049
16 Vienna Airport (Austria) 31,662,189
17 Zurich Airport (Switzerland) 31,507,692
18 Lisbon Airport (Portugal) 31,172,774
19 Copenhagen Airport (Denmark) 30,197,000
20 Palma de Mallorca Airport (Spain) 29,721,123
21 Manchester Airport (United Kingdom) 29,367,477
22 Milan Malpensa Airport (Italy) 28,846,299
23 Oslo Airport (Norway) 28,592,619
24 Moscow Domodedovo Airport (Russia) 28,252,337
25 London Stansted Airport (United Kingdom) 28,124,292
26 Brussels Airport (Belgium) 26,360,003
27 Stockholm Arlanda Airport (Sweden) 25,642,623
28 Athens Airport (Greece) 25,573,993
29 Düsseldorf Airport (Germany) 25,507,566
30 Berlin Tegel Airport (Germany) 24,227,570
31 Moscow Vnukovo Airport (Russia) 24,001,521
32 Helsinki Airport (Finland) 21,861,082
33 Malaga Airport (Spain) 19,856,299
34 Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (Russia) 19,581,262
35 Warsaw Airport (Poland) 18,857,686
36 London Luton Airport (United Kingdom) 18,213,901
37 Geneva Airport (Switzerland) 17,926,629
38 Prague Airport (Czech Republic) 17,804,900
39 Hamburg Airport (Germany) 17,308,773
40 Budapest Airport (Hungary) 16,173,489
41 Kiev Boryspil Airport (Ukraine) 15,260,000
42 Alicante Airport (Spain) 15,047,840
43 Edinburgh Airport (United Kingdom) 14,733,966
44 Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport (Romania) 14,707,376
45 Nice Airport (France) 14,485,423
46 Bergamo Airport (Italy) 13,857,257
47 Ankara Esenboga Airport (Turkey) 13,740,595
48 Gran Canaria Airport (Spain) 13,261,405
49 Porto Airport (Portugal) 13,105,339
50 Stuttgart Airport (Germany) 12,721,441

Top 10 busiest/largest airports in the UK and Ireland, 2019:

Position Airport Total passengers
1 London Heathrow Airport (United Kingdom) 80,886,589
2 London Gatwick Airport (United Kingdom) 46,574,786
3 Dublin Airport (Ireland) 32,676,251
4 Manchester Airport (United Kingdom) 29,367,477
5 London Stansted Airport (United Kingdom) 28,124,292
6 London Luton Airport (United Kingdom) 18,213,901
7 Edinburgh Airport (United Kingdom, Scotland) 14,733,966
8 Birmingham Airport (United Kingdom) 12,646,456
9 Bristol Airport (United Kingdom) 8,959,679
10 Glasgow Airport (United Kingdom, Scotland) 8,843,214

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