Sunday November 29, 2020

Heathrow holds on as Europe's busiest airport

A new airport in Istanbul, designed to handle 90 million passengers a year by 2020, will ramp up flights from March and may pose the biggest threat to Heathrow

18th January, 2019
World Cup boost for Moscow's Sheremetyevo. Pic: Getty

London Heathrow airport held onto its status as Europe’s busiest hub last year with a pack of four challengers almost neck-and-neck in the competition for second place, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

Heathrow had just over 80 million passengers in 2018, and remains almost eight million passengers ahead of Paris Charles de Gaulle after carriers used bigger jets to maximise returns from the UK hub’s two crowded runways. The French facility, Amsterdam Schiphol,...

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