- Busiest air routes inside the EU, Switzerland, Croatia, Iceland and Norway *
Data retrieved from Eurostat
|Rank||Airport 1||Airport 2||Passengers (2010)|
|1||Barcelona/El Prat||Madrid/Barajas||3,084,048 **|
|5||Madrid/Barajas||Palma de Mallorca/Son Sant Joan||1,698,898|
|12||Barcelona/El Prat||Palma de Mallorca/Son Sant Joan||1,532,541|
|20||Paris/Charles De Gaulle||London/Heathrow||1,315,263|
* Figures for other European countries than EU countries, Switzerland, Croatia, Iceland and Norway are not available. Based on airport statistics, no other country in Europe than EU countries, Norway, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey can have domestic routes with more than 1 million passengers. Based on aircraft movements statistics, Istanbul/Atatürk - Izmir/Adnan Menderes is in 2012 even busier than Barcelona/El Prat - Madrid/Barajas route and Istanbul/Atatürk - Antalya route is busier than Toulouse/Blagnac - Paris/Orly route. St-Petersburg-Moscow is a also a candidate for the list considering that Pulkovo Airport had 4,999,800 domestic passengers in 2012.
**Madrid-Barcelona had 4,627,000 passengers in 2007, meaning a reduction by 34% in 2010, partly because of a new high-speed railway.
- Busiest air routes between an airport in "Europe" (EU, Switzerland, Croatia, Iceland and Norway) and outside "Europe"
|Rank||Airport 1||Airport 2||Passengers (2010)||Market share leaders|
|1||London/Heathrow||New York/John F Kennedy||2,551,276||British Airways & American Airlines|
|3||London/Heathrow||Hong Kong/Chep Lap Kok||1,801,520||British Airways & Cathay Pacific|
|5||London/Heathrow||Los Angeles/Intl||1,419,144||British Airways|
|6||Paris/Charles De Gaulle||New York/John F Kennedy||1,190,914||Air France|
|7||Paris/Charles De Gaulle||Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau||1,158,381||Air France, Air Canada & Air Transat|
|10||London/Heathrow||New York/Newark Liberty||1,091,804||United Airlines|
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