Bucharest’s two airports, the Henri Coanda International Airport and Aurel Vlaicu International Airport in Baneasa were among the five European airports with biggest traffic increase in 2016, according to Airports Council International Europe.
The Henri Coanda International Airport was ranked fourth in the 5-10 million passengers a year category, with an 18.3 percent increase in airport traffic, after Berlin Schoenefeld, Larnaca (Cyprus), and Portugal’s Faro and Porto.
In the category under five million passengers, Baneasa Airport was ranked third, with an 121.8 percent increase, after Oradea, Iasi and was followed by Belgium’s Bruges and Harkov (Ukraine).
In the category of airports over 25 million passengers/year, Dublin Airport coms first, followed by Barcelona El Prat, Amsterdam’s Schiphol, Copenhagen Airport and Madrid’s Barajas. In the 10-25 million category, Alicante airport ranked first, followed by Malaga, Koln – Bonn, Warsaw and Birmingham.
The Bucharest Airports National Company recorded in 2016 a total of 10.99 million passengers, a record for the two airports. The number of passengers on the two airports is ranked above the European average.