The map above shows the number of airports in each EU state that serve at least 15,000 passengers per year. France leads all other EU states by a large margin, even ones with a similar geography to hers.
- France has the most airports in the European Union that serve at least 15,000 passengers annually at 62.
- Latvia, Malta, and Slovenia have the least at one each.
- Portugal which has a considerably smaller landmass has more busy airports than Poland or Romania, both of which are far larger than Portugal.
- The median number of busy airports in the EU is 6.5, the mean 14.46.
- The data is from 2016.
- The map is presented in an Albers equal-area conic projection.
- The choropleth classification is based on Jenks or natural breaks.
There is a clear distinction between former Soviet satellites and the rest of the EU.
France and the United Kingdom make up one-quarter of the Unions busy airports. Five countries make up half of the busy airports in the EU: France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and Italy. Adding Greece, Sweden, Finland, and Portugal to those makes up three-quarters of the Unions busy airports, meaning that nine countries are responsible for over 75% of the busy airports.
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Eurostat. 2018. "Number of Commercial Airports (with More Than 15,000 Passenger Units per Year)." Accessed November 25, 2018. http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?query=BOOKMARK_DS-054100_QID_5E0B9564_UID_-3F171EB0&layout=TIME,C,X,0;GEO,L,Y,0;TRA_INFR,L,Z,0;INDICATORS,C,Z,1;&zSelection=DS-054100TRA_INFR,AIRP;DS-054100INDICATORS,OBS_FLAG;&rankName1=TIME_1_0_0_0&rankName2=TRA-INFR_1_2_-1_2&rankName3=GEO_1_2_0_1&rankName4=INDICATORS_1_2_-1_2&sortC=ASC_-1_FIRST&rStp=&cStp=&rDCh=&cDCh=&rDM=true&cDM=true&footnes=false&empty=false&wai=false&time_mode=NONE&time_most_recent=false&lang=EN&cfo=%23%23%23%2C%23%23%23.%23%23%23.