Fly with us for a view of air transport in Europe


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In 2016, almost one billion passengers travelled by air in the European Union. Are you curious to know which airports in your country were the busiest and which destinations were most popular?

London Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, handled over 1.2 million passengers on one route to the Middle East. Can you guess where they were going?

Amsterdam's Schiphol and Frankfurt-Main airports were particularly used for flying to other European destinations. Do you know which ones?

You can find the answers to these and many other questions using our interactive tool on air passenger transport in the European Union and EFTA countries, which has been updated with 2016 data.

The tool is easy to use – just select an airport on the map and the visualisation will display the top five routes from that airport, the number of flights that departed and the number of passengers carried on those flights.

In addition, the tool shows the share of passengers carried to and from other EU member states (intra-EU), countries outside the EU (extra-EU), and also other cities in the same country (national).


Visualisation tool: Air transport in Europe 2016


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