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August 6, 2021

Almost 11 million passengers in Romanian airports in 2014

Almost 11 million passengers used Romanian airports in 2014, growing by 8.9 per cent year-on-year. One of the highest growth rates in Central and Eastern Europe. Poland registered a growth of 10.5 per cent, Hungary 7.3 per cent, Slovakia 7.3 per cent, Austria 2.4 per cent and the Czech Republic 1.6 per cent.
EU-28 registered 879.4 million airline passengers last year. The highest number of passengers was registered in the United Kingdom (220 million, up by 4.5 per cent year-on-year), Germany (186 million, up by 3.1 per cent), Spain (165 million, up by 4.8 per cent), France (142 million, up by 2.6 per cent) and Italy (121 million, up by 5.3 per cent).
Bucharest’s ‘Henri Coanda’ International Airport was 43rd in the European Union last year based on the number of passengers registered (8.3 million), the data presented by the European Statistics Office (Eurostat) shows, and 5th in Central and Eastern Europe, behind Vienna’s Schwechat (over 22.4 million passengers), Prague’s Ruzyne (11.1 million), Warsaw’s Chopina (10.5 million) and Budapest’s Ferihegy (9 million).
The EU’s busiest airport was Heathrow London in 2014 too, with 73.4 million passengers, up by 1.4 per cent year-on-year. It was followed by Paris’s Charles de Gaulle (63.7 million passengers), Frankfurt-Main (59.4 million), Schipol Amsterdam (55 million passengers) and Barajas Madrid (41.5 million passengers).

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