Henri Coanda International Airport, 3rd place in Europe

+ In the medium-size airports category, the Bucharest airport registered a traffic growth rate two-times higher than the average European growth rate


Bucharest’s ‘Henri Coanda’ International Airport (AIHCB) was ranked by the Airports Council International – Europe on third place in the European airport rankings based on the traffic growth rate registered in February 2016, in the category of airports that register 5 to 10 million passengers, a press release shows.

Thus, Berlin Schonefeld and Faro-Algarve (Portugal) held the category’s top two places.

In February 2016, AIHCB registered 681,185 passengers and 7,625 takeoffs and landings. Compared to the same month the year before, AIHCB registered a passenger traffic growth rate of 21.8 percent. The growth rate surpasses by far the overall trend registered at European level (10.3 percent).

Likewise, the airport also registered growth in the number of takeoffs and landings, surpassing the European trend (7.2 percent) in this case too. Thus, in February, AIHCB’s takeoffs and landings grew by 11.44 percent year-on-year.

“In February, in the category of airports that register over 25 million passengers, the rankings were: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, Barcelona El Prat, Dublin, Copenhagen and Madrid Barajas. In the 10-25 million passengers category, the top places were held by Bonn Cologne, Alicante, Athens, Malaga and Edinburgh, while in the less than 5 million passengers category the rankings were topped by Ohrid (Macedonia), Santorini (Greece), Maribor (Slovenia), Kharkov (Ukraine), Hammerfest (Norway),” the ‘Henri Coanda’ International Airport’s communiqué reads.

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