Eurostat has published the table of the busiest airports in the EU in 2013. Despite registering a 7.3 per cent year-on-year growth, Bucharest’s Henri Coanda International Airport was 44th in the European Union based on the number of passengers. This position places it far behind Prague’s Ruzyne Airport (28th with 10.950 million passengers) and Warsaw’s Chopina Airport (30th with 10.694 million passengers).
The biggest airport in Romania registered 7.6 million passengers in 2013, up by 7.3 per cent compared to 2012. Of those, 5.9 million arrived from or departed to EU destinations, 1.1 million had non-EU destinations, and 549,000 used internal flights.
The EU’s biggest airport in 2013 was Heathrow London, registering 72 million passengers, up by 3.4 per cent compared to 2012. Heathrow London is followed by Charles de Gaulle Paris (61 million passengers), Frankfurt-Main (57 million passengers), Schiphol Amsterdam (52 million passengers) and Barajas Madrid (39 million passengers).
According to Eurostat data, 842 million passengers traveled by plane in the EU last year, a growth of 1.7 per cent compared to 2012. In Romania almost 10.1 million passengers traveled by plane in 2013, up by 3.5 per cent year-on-year.