Business & Commercial Aviation

Top 50 European Business Aviation Airports Between May 2016 and April 2017

Paris Le Bourget Airport was the top airport for business aviation in Europe between May 2016 and April 2017, according to an analysis of acukwik.com usage.

LFPB’s top ranking repeats its performance from the 12 previous months. Between 2015 and 2016, acukwik.com users viewed the Le Bourget airport information page on more than all individual European airports.

London Luton Airport was the second most viewed European airport for the second consecutive year.

Top 50 European business aviation airports* by the numbers:

3 – Cities — Paris, London and Milan — with two or more airports among the top 50. This number has decreased by one compared to the previous 12 months. In addition to London and Milan, multiple Istanbul and Berlin airports ranked among the top 50 between May 2015 and April 2016. Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle Airport surged to the No. 37 ranking to join Le Bourget on this top-50 list.

6 – London airports, the most of any city

7 – Italian airports, the most of any country. Six airports in Italy appeared on this list a year ago. Between 2015 and 2016, Germany led this category with eight airports in the top 50.

10 – Countries with more than one airport among the top 50: France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom. The total of 10 is two greater than the previous 12-month period. Greece and Iceland joined the list in the 2016-2017 period.

22 – Countries represented among the top 50 airports. This total is unchanged compared to the previous 12-month time span.

8 – Airports on the top-50 list that were not on it between May 2015 and April 2016. The airports that increased in popularity enough to break into the top 50 are: London Gatwick Airport, Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Iraklion Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Reykjavik Airport, Pisa International San Giusto Galileo Galilei Airport, Budapest International Ferenc Liszt Airport, Ankara/Esenboga International Airport and Copenhagen Kastrup Airport.

The eight airports in the top 50 between May 2015 and April 2016 that dropped out of the top 50 between 2016-2017 are: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Ibiza Airport, Larnaka International Airport, Stuttgart Airport, Hamburg Airport, Berlin Tegel Airport, Manchester Airport and Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport.

*For this list, Europe is defined broadly to include airports from states such as Azerbaijan, Greenland and Turkey.

AC-U-KWIK and Airportdata.com are exhibiting their web-based directories and apps with the rest of the Aviation Week Network in booth K65 at EBACE 2017.



Row NumberIdentifier Airport City Country Previous Rank Trend
1LFPB Paris Le Bourget Airport Paris France 1
2EGGW London Luton Airport London United Kingdom 2
3EGSS London Stansted Airport London United Kingdom 5
4LSGG Geneva International Airport Geneva Switzerland 3
5LFMN Nice Cote d'Azur International Airport Nice France 4
6BIKF Keflavik International Airport Keflavik Iceland 6
7LSZH Zurich Airport Zurich Switzerland 7
8EGLF Farnborough Airport Farnborough United Kingdom 12
9LIRA Rome Ciampino G. B. Pastine Airport Rome Italy 8
10LFSB Basel-Mulhouse Airport Basel/Mulhouse France 10
11LIML Milan Linate Airport Milan Italy 9
12EDDM Munich Airport Munich Germany 11
13EHAM Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Amsterdam Netherlands 28
14EINN Shannon International Airport Shannon Ireland 14
15UUWW Moscow/Vnukovo Airport Moscow Russia 16
16LEBL Barcelona–El Prat Airport Barcelona Spain 19
17LGAV Athens International Eleftherios Venizelos Airport Athens Greece 30
18LEMD Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport Madrid Spain 20
19EDDF Frankfurt Main International Airport Frankfurt Germany 13
20LOWW Vienna International Airport Vienna Austria 18
21LEPA Palma de Mallorca Airport Palma Spain 37
22EGKB London Biggin Hill Airport London United Kingdom 15
23EDDB Berlin Schoenefeld Airport Berlin Germany 17
24LPPT Lisbon International Portela Airport Lisbon Portugal 24
25LIMC Milan Malpensa Airport Milan Italy 26
26LIRN Naples Capodichino Airport Naples Italy 41
27EGLL London Heathrow Airport London United Kingdom 27
28EBBR Brussels National Airport Brussels Belgium 36
29LEMG Malaga Costa del Sol Airport Malaga Spain 34
30LIRQ Florence Amerigo Vespucci Peretola Airport Florence Italy 21
31LFMD Cannes-Mandelieu Airport Cannes France 29
32LMML Malta International Airport Valletta Malta 35
33LKPR Ruzyne/Vaclav Havel Prague Airport Prague Czech Republic 22
34EGWU RAF Northolt Airport London United Kingdom 25
35LIPZ Venice Tessera Marco Polo Airport Venice Italy 23
36EGKK London Gatwick Airport London United Kingdom n/a
37LFPG Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle Airport Paris France n/a
38BGSF Kangerlussuaq Sondrestrom Airport Kangerlussuaq Greenland 33
39EDDL Dusseldorf Airport Dusseldorf Germany 45
40UBBB Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport Baku Azerbaijan 40
41LGIR Iraklion Nikos Kazantzakis Airport Heraklion Greece n/a
42LTBA Istanbul Ataturk International Airport Istanbul Turkey 32
43EIDW Dublin Airport Dublin Ireland 38
44BIRK Reykjavik Airport Reykjavik Iceland n/a
45LIRP Pisa International San Giusto Galileo Galilei Airport Pisa Italy n/a
46LHBP Budapest International Ferenc Liszt Airport Budapest Hungary n/a
47LTAC Ankara/Esenboga International Airport Ankara Turkey n/a
48EDDK Koln-Bonn Airport Cologne-Bonn Germany 46
49EVRA Riga International Airport Riga Latvia 39
50EKCH Copenhagen Kastrup Airport Copenhagen Denmark n/a


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