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Airports in Europe

Terminal 5 Heathrow International Airport London, UK

The airports below all have scheduled public passenger services provided by airline carriers. Some are international airports providing services to and from the Untied States while others only have services to other European countries. Only international airports have boarder control and customs to accommodate the arrival and departure of passengers form other countries.

Europe’s Busiest Airports

Some of Europe’s largest and busiest airports will offer you the best choices for non-stop flights from the US. These airports also serve as hubs for European airline carriers so your choices are better for getting connecting flights to other European destinations. This will help eliminate lost time laying over at certain airports or cities. 

The table below ranks the largest European airports by total passenger volume. This does not always mean the best selection of flights to and from the USA. 

Column one reflects the total US airports destinations that have non-stop service to the listed airport. The actual number of flights may be more as several airlines my provide non-stop service from one US airport to the same European airport. Four airlines, American, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Untied, all fly into London’s Heathrow from Los Angeles LAX.

*All passenger flights were transferred from Istanbul Atatürk to Istanbul Airport on April 6, 2019.  2019 volume reflects both Atatürk & Istanbul Airport passenger volume in 2019

 

  Airport Location 2017 2018 2019
29 London Heathrow London, UK 78,047,278 80,100,311 80,884,310
22 Charles De Gaulle Paris, France 69,471,442 72,229,723 76,150,007
19 Amsterdam Schiphol Amsterdam,Netherlands 68,515,425 71,053,157 71,707,144
25 Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt, Germany 64,500,386 69,510,269 70,556,072
11 Adolfo Suárez – Barajas Madrid, Spain 53,402,506 57,891,340 61,734,037
12 Josep Tarradellas-El Prat  Barcelona, Spain 47,284,500 50,172,457 52,686,314
8 Atatürk / Istanbul Airport * Istanbul, Turkey 63,727,448 67,981,446 68,650,542
15 Franz Josef Strauß Munich, Germany 44,594,516 46,253,623 47,941,348
10 Gatwick Airport London, UK 45,554,038 46,081,327 N/A
4 Sheremetyevo Intl. Moscow, Russia 39,641,443 45,348,150 49,384,135
12 Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Rome, Italy 40,971,881 42,995,119 N/A
2 Paris Orly Paris, France 32,042,475 33,120,685 31,853,049
14 Dublin Intl. Dublin, Ireland 29,582,321 31,497,526 32,907,673
14 Zürich Kolten Zürich, Switzerland 29,396,094 31,113,488 31,507,692
11 Copenhagen Kastrup Copenhagen, Denmark 29,177,833 30,298,531 30,256,703
6 Lisbon Airport Lisbon, Portugal 26.646,079 29,006,042 N/A
8 Gardermoen Airport Oslo, Norway 27,482,486 28,516,220 28,592,619
12 Manchester Airport Manchester, UK 27,773,303 28,254,970 29,413,116
6 Vienna Intl. Vienna, Austria 24,392,805 27,037,292 N/A
9 Arlanda Airport Stockholm, Sweden 26,623,606 26,845,419 25,642,623
6 Brussels Airport Brussels, Belgium 24,783,911 25,675,939 26,360,003
5 Malpensa Airport  Milan, Italy 22,169,167 24,725,490 24,725,490
10 Düsseldorf Airport Dusseldorf, Germany 24,640,564 24,283,967 25,489,412
4 Eleftherios Venizelos Athens, Greece 21,737,787 24,135,736 25,574,030
6 Tegel Airport Berlin, Germany 20,460,688 22,000,430 24,227,570
3 Helsinki Airport Helsinki, Finland 18,892,386 20,848,838 21,861,082
1 Málaga Airport Málaga, Spain 18,628,876 19,021,704 19,856,299
4 Chopin Airport Warsaw, Poland 15,730,330 17,755,542 18,869,302
2 Geneva Airport Geneva, Switzerland 17,351,816 17,677,035 17,677,035
2 Václav Havel Airport Prague, Czechia 15,415,001 16,797,006 N/A
3 Ferenc Liszt Intl. Budapest, Hungary 13,097,239 14,867,491 16,173,399
6 Edinburgh Airport Edinburgh, Scotland UK 13,410,658 14,291,811 N/A
1 Côte d’Azur Airport Nice, France 13,304,782 13,850,561 N/A
1 Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport Porto, Portugal 10,787,630 11,941,231 N/A
2 Stuttgart Airport Stuttgart, Germany 10,962,247 11,798,090 N/A
4 Marco Polo Intl. Venice, Italy 10,371,380 11,184,608 N/A
20 Keflavik Intl. Reykjavik, Iceland 8,755,352 9,804,388 7,247,820
7 Shannon Airport Shannon, Ireland 1,751,500 N/A N/A

The following airports rank high in passenger volume but, do not at this time offer any non-stop services to and from the USA.

  • Alicante Airport, Alicante, Spain
  • Birmingham Airport, UK
  • Boryspil Intl., Kiev, Ukraine
  • Cantania-Fontanarossa, Cantania, Italy
  • Cologne Bonn Airport, Cologne, Germany
  • Domodedovo Intl., Moscow, Russia
  • Hamburg Airport, Germany
  • Henri Coandă Intl., Bucharest, Romania
  • Luton Airport, London UK
  • Orio al Serio Intl., Bergamo, Italy
  • Sanit-Exupéry Airport, Lyon, France
  • Schöenfeld Airport, Berlin Germany
  • Stansted Airport, London, UK
  • Palma de Mallorca Airport, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Pulkovo Airport, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Vnukovo Intl., Moscow, Russia

Others may only be regional airports providing domestic passenger service within the country only. Private airports and those that accommodate charter services only are not listed.

European Airport Directory…

 

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