Eurocontrol named the largest airports in Europe. Istanbul ranked first in terms of the number of flights in early February with 893 departures and arrivals per day, said Eurocontrol CEO Eamon Brennan. This organization brings together dispatchers throughout Europe and in some countries outside of it.

In second place is Schiphol Amsterdam with a score of 826 flights per day, in third place is Barajas in Madrid with a score of 778 departures and arrivals per day.

The top 10 largest air harbors also included Frankfurt, Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Heathrow in London, Sabiha Gokcen in Istanbul, Munich, Barcelona and Lisbon.

Eurocontrol has compiled a rating based on the average number of flights per day from January 30 to February 5, 2022. It included all departures and arrivals, including small business aircraft, and did not take into account passenger traffic.

The rating included the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Asia, but European airports in Russia were not included. This is due to the fact that Turkey is a member of Eurocontrol, while Russia is not a member of the organization.


Eurocontrol is the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, founded in 1960. Its main goal is to develop a pan-European air traffic management system within the framework of the Single European Sky project.

Eurocontrol is working on a “seamless”, pan-European air traffic management system.

This is a public organization and currently 41 states are its members; its headquarters is in Haren, Brussels.


Source: CTS

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