So far, the largest European airport – London Heathrow – has lost its leading position on the continent in 2020 due to restrictions caused by the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Istanbul Airport has become the new European leader, Bloomberg writes.

Istanbul New AirportThe airport, which moved air traffic from Ataturk Airport in Spring 2019, served 23.4 million passengers last year, thus overtaking Heathrow Airport, which recorded a 73% drop in passenger traffic in 2020.

The Port of London has been hit hard by extremely severe restrictions in connection with the epidemic in Great Britain, due to sharp increases in the number of cases and year-end spotting in the country. A new breed that was not known before Coronavirus.

According to forecasts, Paris airport will be in third place. Charles de Gaulle, but this cannot be determined yet, as the port has not released traffic data for December.

He held the following positions: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Frankfurt, Madrid, Sabiha Gokcen II Airport in Istanbul, Barcelona and Munich.

Among the ports on this list, the ports of Istanbul and Moscow benefited more than a year after seeing a slight decrease in traffic, while most Western European airports had to face a drop in passenger numbers of up to 70% in the same period.

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