World's Busiest Passenger Air Routes - By Number of Passengers - Europe (2010)

Europe (2010)

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 **
2 Toulouse/Blagnac Paris/Orly 2,194,638
3 Nice/Côte d'Azur Paris/Orly 2,104,827
4 Catania/Fontanarossa Rome/Fiumicino 1,719,253
5 Madrid/Barajas Palma de Mallorca/Son Sant Joan 1,698,898
6 Munich Hamburg 1,656,312
7 Frankfurt Berlin/Tegel 1,610,807
8 Oslo/Gardermoen Trondheim/Værnes 1,589,305
9 Berlin/Tegel Munich 1,581,111
10 Munich Düsseldorf 1,558,926
11 Madrid/Barajas Gran Canaria 1,553,685
12 Barcelona/El Prat Palma de Mallorca/Son Sant Joan 1,532,541
13 Milan/Linate Rome/Fiumicino 1,523,090
14 Oslo/Gardermoen Bergen/Flesland 1,513,336
15 London/Heathrow Dublin 1,493,225
16 Frankfurt Hamburg 1,484,022
17 Rome/Fiumicino Palermo/Falcone Borsellino 1,418,934
18 Amsterdam/Schiphol London/Heathrow 1,133,195
19 Madrid/Barajas Tenerife/Norte 1,319,681
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
2 London/Heathrow Dubai/Intl 1,974,098 Emirates
3 London/Heathrow Hong Kong/Chep Lap Kok 1,801,520 British Airways & Cathay Pacific
4 London/Heathrow Singapore/Changi 1,507,032 Singapore Airlines
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
8 London/Heathrow Chicago/O'Hare 1,138,579 American Airlines
9 Paris/Orly Guadeloupe/Pointe-à-Pitre 1,098,322 Air France
10 London/Heathrow New York/Newark Liberty 1,091,804 United Airlines


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