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January 16, 2021

Bucharest’s Henri Coanda airport 3rd in Europe in terms of Q1 traffic increase

The passenger traffic of the Bucharest International Airport Henri Coanda (AIHCB) surged 15,5 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, to 1,808,332 passengers; as number of airplanes, the trend was 12.6 up to 21,532 takeoffs and landings, the Bucharest Airports National Company (CNAB) informed on Monday.
CNAB mentioned that the Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) ranked AIHCB below Milan Orio al Serio and Porto and above Greece’s Heraklion and Berlin Schoenefeld airports in the 5-to-10 million passengers category, in terms of growth of the air traffic; AIHCB was also fourth in the same top of ACI Europe for March.
The Q1 top of traffic growths on Europe’s largest airports (more than 25 million passengers) was: Madrid, Rome Fiumicino, London Gatwick, Barcelona, Istanbul Ataturk and Copenhagen; in the 10-25 million passengers category, the leaders were Athens, London Stansted, Dublin, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen and Lisbon; for less than five million passengers the order was Chania (Greece), Zadar (Croatia), Thessaloniki (Greece), Shannon (Ireland), Santorini (Greece).
At present, 31 companies operate on AIHCB to 70 destinations; the latest entries in the list in 2014 were the Ryanair and Air Baltic airlines.


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