Top 3 airports in Europe in 2017: London, Paris, Amsterdam

2017 has overturned the ranking of airports in Europe. Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam climbed to the 3 position, registering 68.4 million passengers.

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Of all the airports in Europe, Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport grew the most and climbed to the position of 3 in the top of the airports with the most passengers registered in 2017. London Heathrow remains in the top position with 78 of millions of passengers. But let's see this ranking at large.

1. London Heathrow International Airport

London Heathrow International Airport remains the busiest airport in Europe. In 2017, 78 was passed by millions of passengers, up 3.1% from 2016.

Heathrow Airport, British Airways Airbus A380 at take off, October 2013.

As for the cargo side, approximately 1.7 million tonnes of freight, the equivalent of 134000 of flatbed buses, were handled.

In 2017, London Heathrow International Airport recorded 474.033 aircraft movements (landings and take-offs) from January to December.

2. Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport

Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport, the largest airport in France, was transacted by 69,5 million passengers, increasing by 5.4% compared to 2016 year.

paris charles de gaulle

The highest growth was recorded on international flights from / to the Middle East, this being 8.9%. In Africa, growth was 7.8%, and in North America 6.9%. On flights from Europe, the increase was 4.0%.

3. Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport

Amsterdam Airport climbed to 3, with 68,4 million passengers. In 2017, the increase in passenger traffic was 7,7% compared to 2016. At the same time, 496.747 aircraft movements (take-offs and landings) were recorded, increasing by 3.7% compared to 2016.


And in the cargo area, it was very good. Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport reported 1.75 million tons of goods processed in 2017, with 5.4% more than last year.

4. Frankfurt International Airport

Frankfurt International Airport descended on 4, losing the podium of airports in Europe. The figures have not yet been released, but estimates predict 66 of millions of passengers served by Frankfurt's main airport.

We remind you that Henri Coandă International Airport Bucharest reported a traffic of 12.84 million passengers.

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