Henri Coanda Bucharest International Airport (AIHCB) and Aurel Vlaicu Bucharest Baneasa International Airport were ranked by the International Airports Council – Europe in top 5 European airports which have shown the greatest growth in air traffic throughout 2016, informs on Monday the Bucharest Airports National Company.
In the category of airports with 5-10 million passengers per year, Henri Coanda Airport, which had a 18.3 pct growth in air traffic, ranked fourth, after Berlin Schoenefeld airport, Larnaca (Cyprus) and Faro (Portugal ) airports, followed by Porto airport.
Aurel Vlaicu Baneasa Airport ranked third at European level, but in the category with under five million passengers per year, where the ranking is: Oradea and Iasi, Bucharest Baneasa (with an increase of 121.8 pct in air traffic), Bruges and Kharkiv (Ukraine) .
The Bucharest Airports National Company registered in 2016, on the capital’s two airports – Henri Coanda Bucharest International Airport (photo) and Aurel Vlaicu Baneasa-Bucharest International Airport – a record number of 10.99 million passengers and 120,700 aircraft flights (landings and takeoffs). Out of the total, AIHCB recorded 10.98 million passengers and 108,200 aircraft flights.
The evolution in passenger numbers on the two airports of the Bucharest Airports National Company exceeds the general trend in Europe, of 5.1% pct. In addition, the Capital’ s airports registered a substantial growth in the number of aircraft flights, ahead in this respect to the European trend, which reached 3.2 pct last year. Thus, last year, the number of aircraft flights on Bucharest’s airports increased by 11.2 pct compared to the same period of 2015.