Henri Coanda Bucharest International Airport is fourth in the European rankings of airport traffic growth in Q1 of 2016, namely in the category of airports that register 5-10 million passengers per year, the rankings published by Airports Council International – Europe show.
According to a Bucharest Airports National Company (CNAB) communiqué, the top four places in the category were held by Berlin Schoenefeld, Faro-Algarva (Portugal), Larnaca (Cyprus) and Henri Coanda Bucharest, followed by Porto.
In the category of airports that register over 25 million passengers per year, the January-March rankings were: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, Dublin, Barcelona El Prat, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. In the 10-25 million passengers per year category, Bonn Cologne, Alicante, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Athens held the top places. In the under 5 million passengers per year category the rankings were topped by Liege (Belgium), Ohrid (Macedonia), Oostende-Bruges (Belgium), Santorini (Greece) and Oradea.
The Henri Coanda Bucharest International Airport registered 2,140,750 passengers and 23,719 takeoffs and landings in the first quarter this year. Compared to the same period last year, the number of passengers grew by 18.4 percent.
“The growth in the number of passengers on Henri Coanda Airport significantly outstrips the overall rhythm of 7.8 percent at European level,” the communiqué points out.
Henri Coanda Airport also registered growth in the number of takeoffs and landings, surpassing the average European growth rhythm of 4 percent. Thus, in Q1 of 2016 the number of takeoffs and landings grew by 10.1 percent year-on-year.
CNAB started its activity on 5 February 2010 and ensures the operational coordination and management of Bucharest’s two airports. CNAB was established through the merger of the companies managing Bucharest’s airports (Henri Coanda Bucharest International Airport and Aurel Vlaicu Bucharest International Airport).