List of 20 Busiest Airports in Europe

Europe is comprised of wealthy countries, and air travel is common there. Every day, hundreds of travelers go through the major cities of London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and others. The London Heathrow Airport, located in London, United Kingdom, is Europe’s busiest airport, with over 69 million passengers passing through in 2011. The number of people going between nations is continually rising, and airlines are adding new planes to meet the demand. The second and third busiest airports are Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Frankfurt Airport, respectively.

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Total Passengers(2011)
1London Heathrow Airport LondonUnited Kingdom69,433,230
2Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport ParisFrance60,970,551
3Frankfurt Airport FrankfurtGermany56,436,255
4Amsterdam Airport Schiphol AmsterdamNetherlands49,755,252
5Barajas Airport MadridSpain49,671,270
6Munich Airport MunichGermany37,763,701
7Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport RomeItaly37,651,700
8Atatürk International Airport IstanbulTurkey37,452,187
9Barcelona El Prat Airport BarcelonaSpain34,398,226
10London Gatwick Airport LondonUnited Kingdom33,674,264
11Paris-Orly Airport ParisFrance27,139,076
12Domodedovo International Airport MoscowRussia25,701,610
13Antalya Airport AntalyaTurkey25,113,635
14Zurich Airport ZurichSwitzerland24,337,954
15Palma de Mallorca Airport Palma de MallorcaSpain22,726,707
16Copenhagen Airport CopenhagenDenmark22,725,517
17Sheremetyevo International Airport MoscowRussia22,555,000
18Vienna International Airport ViennaAustria21,106,292
19Oslo-Gardermoen Airport OsloNorway21,103,623
20Dusseldorf International Airport DüsseldorfGermany20,339,466
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