Other airports

Introduction

In 2018, Frankfurt rapidly bypassed Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as Europe’s busiest airport in terms of air transport movements. Both Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and London Heathrow have reached their capacity limit (respectively 500.000 and 480.000 per operational year).

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol still holds the 3rd place in total passenger numbers, Frankfurt and Istanbul have nearly closed the gap. The market share for freight decreased from 13.6% to 13.1%, but Schiphol managed to retain its third position behind Frankfurt and Paris Charles de Gaulle.

Air transport movements

Air transport movements (x 1,000)1

Ranking

2018

Compared to
2017 in %

 

1

Frankfurt

FRA

501

7.8%

 

2

Amsterdam

AMS

499

0.5%

 

3

Paris Charles de Gaulle

CDG

481

1.1%

 

4

London Heathrow

LHR

476

0.3%

 

5

Istanbul Atatürk

IST

448

1.3%

 

6

Madrid Barajas

MAD

394

6.2%

 

7

Munich

MUC

392

2.2%

 

8

Moscow Sheremetyevo

SVO

350

16.3%

 

9

Barcelona

BCN

323

3.9%

 

10

Rome Fiumicino

FCO

305

3.5%

Passenger transport (excl. transit-direct)

Passengers (x 1,000)(excl. transit-direct)1

Ranking

2018

Compared to
2017 in %

 

1

London Heathrow

LHR

80,102

2.7%

 

2

Paris Charles de Gaulle

CDG

72,197

4.0%

 

3

Amsterdam

AMS

70,957

3.7%

 

4

Frankfurt

FRA

69,411

7.8%

 

5

Istanbul Atatürk

IST

68,188

6.4%

 

6

Madrid Barajas

MAD

57,813

8.4%

 

7

Barcelona

BCN

50,104

6.1%

 

8

Munich

MUC

46,222

3.8%

 

9

London Gatwick

LGW

46,076

1.1%

 

10

Moscow Sheremetyevo

SVO

45,799

14.3%

Freight transport

Freight volume (x 1,000 tonnes)1

Ranking

2018

Compared to
2017 in %

 

1

Frankfurt

FRA

2,087

-1.1%

 

2

Paris Charles de Gaulle

CDG

1,987

-1.2%

 

3

Amsterdam

AMS

1,716

-2.5%

 

4

London Heathrow

LHR

1,685

-0.8%

 

5

Istanbul Atatürk

IST

1,237

9.6%

 

6

Leipzig

LEJ

1,210

7.0%

 

7

Luxembourg

LUX

895

-0.3%

 

8

Liège

LGG

872

21.6%

 

9

Cologne/Bonn

CGN

845

2.7%

 

10

Milan Malpensa

MXP

558

-3.2%

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