Bucharest’s Otopeni airport ranks 58 on EU’s busiest passenger airport list

Newsroom 14/05/2012 | 13:45

The Henri Coanda International airport in Bucharest (Otopeni) handled 4.917 million passengers in 2010, up 9.7 percent y-o-y, making it the 58th busiest airport in the European Union out of 138 airports, according to a Eurostat report.

In 2010, London/Heathrow remained the EU’s busiest passenger airport, with 66 million passengers handled, down by 0.2 percent compared with 2009. Paris/Charles de Gaulle (58 mn, +0.5 percent) and Frankfurt/Main (53 mn, +4.1 percent) were the second and third busiest airports, followed by Madrid/Barajas (50 mn, +3.9 percent) and Amsterdam/Schiphol (45 mn, +3.7 percent).

Nine of the top 30 airports registered decreases in the number of passengers handled in 2010, with Dublin (-10.1 percent) showing the largest fall, followed by London/Stansted (-7.0 percent), Manchester and Athinai (both -5.2 percent). The largest increases were observed in København/Kastrup (+9.1 percent), Wien/Schwechat (+8.7 percent), Milano/Malpensa (+7.9 percent) and Roma/Fiumicino (+7.6 percent).

London/Heathrow (39 mn) handled the most extra-EU passengers, Amsterdam/Schiphol (25 mn) the most intra-EU passengers and Madrid/Barajas (19 mn) the most national passengers.

Simona Bazavan

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