The largest airports in Europe
For some time the airport in Frankfurt has been paralyzed by the strike of the traffic controllers. And this does not only mean losses for local authorities, but also losses at the level of airlines. Hundreds of flights have been canceled, and Lufthansa (the airline that has one of the main hubs at Frankfurt airport) has already lost 10 million.
Starting from this problem, I decided to make a top 3 with the largest airports in Europe according to the number of passengers served, more to understand the losses from this strike.
1. London Heathrow Airport - is an important airport for London, but also for the United Kingdom With over 65 million passengers served annually, London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in Europe and the 3 in the world. It has 5 terminals and 2 runways used to take off and land over 450 000 aircraft annually. It is the main hub for British Midland International and British Airways.
2. Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport - is the largest airport in France and the 2 place in Europe with over 60 million passengers served annually. It is located in Roissy-en-France, 25 km from Paris, and is named after French general and former President Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970). The airport was opened in 1974. It has 3 large terminals and 4 runways used to take off and land over 510 000 aircraft annually. It is a hub for Air France, Delta Air lines, easyJet, FedEx Express.
3. Frankfurt Airport - is the main German and 3 airport in Europe with over 55 million passengers served. It is located on the territory of Frankfurt am Main and was inaugurated in 1936. It has 2 large terminals with several sub-terminals and 4 runways that come and go over 480 000 aircraft. It is the main hub for Lufthansa, one of the largest airline operators by number of international passengers.
As you can see, there are thousands of aircraft arriving and departing on the airports mentioned above daily. A day's strike can paralyze much of Europe's air traffic and even worldwide, and the losses are huge.