Before the outbreak of the epidemic, the forefront of the largest, ie the most crowded airports was constant. The first place belonged to London Heathrow, which in 2019 served 80.88 million passengers, the second place was taken by the Paris-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle port (76.1 million passengers), places belonged to Schiphol in Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
The industry service “Anker Report” has published a report that shows how the plague has negatively affected and affects air traffic. Surprisingly, Moscow airports topped the list, and this is because the authorities in Russia quickly made a decision to resume domestic air traffic. When international traffic from the ports in the capital dropped by as much as 88% in August, per year, domestic traffic was as high as 97%. compared to data from August 2019.
Thus, the airport opens the top of the “Anker Report” ranking Moscow-Domodedovo (2.295 million passengers), followed by Moscow-Sheremetyevo (2.192 million), and the third with a decrease of 71%. – Airport CDG w Pary¿u (2,141 mln).
What other airports are in the top of the list? Amsterdam was fifth (1.854 million passengers in August). Two airports in Istanbul are ranked 4th and 6th: Istanbul Airport (decrease by 72%, 1.929 million passengers) and Sabiha Gokcen (decrease by 47%, 1.813 million). Increased tourist traffic and large domestic air traffic are responsible for such a high position of Turkish ports. Another airport from Turkey, ie Antalya (1.757 million passengers).
Scan from the ‘Anker Report’ report Source: ‘Anker Report’
Heathrow in 11th place
Heathrow airport recorded the greatest decline. In August, only 18 percent of passengers compared to August 2019, i.e. 1.419 million people. This number is comparable to the passengers checked in at Chopin airport before the outbreak of the pandemic. Last year, in July and August, 1.9 million passengers per month were handled at the Polish airport.
The second wave of the pandemic that has just hit Europe may make the statistics for the following months even less satisfactory.