Heathrow holds on as Europe's busiest airport

Heathrow holds on as Europe's busiest airport
World Cup boost for Moscow's Sheremetyevo. Pic: Getty

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

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.

Moscow Sheremetyevo joined the regional top 10 at the expense of Rome’s Fiumicino terminal, spurred by a surge in football fans attending the World Cup finals, and Munich overtook a London Gatwick held back by its sole runway....

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