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VintageKrug
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I really don’t think LHR need overly worry.

With the introduction of T5, the airport itself has become much more efficient processing aircraft, and delays are down significantly.

There is the beginning of something of a Renaissance at LHR, with much construction which will replace the dowdy image in terminals other than T5 with something rather more innovative.

It is still the largest airport by passenger numbers by a good 10m pax:

Rank
2008 Country Airport City Code (IATA/ICAO) 2007 2008 Change
2007-2008

1. London Heathrow Airport London LHR/EGLL 68,068,304[1] 67,056,228 ?1.5%

2. Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris CDG/LFPG 59,922,177[1] 60,874,681 ?1.6%

3. Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt FRA/EDDF 54,161,856[1] 53,467,450 ?1.3%

4. Barajas Airport Madrid MAD/LEMD 52,122,702[1] 50,846,104 ?2.4%

5. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Amsterdam AMS/EHAM 47,794,994[1] 47,429,741 ?0.8%

6. Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport Rome FCO/LIRF 32,945,223 35,132,879 ?6.6%

7. Munich Airport Munich MUC/EDDM 33,959,422[1] 34,530,593 ?1.7%

8. London Gatwick Airport London LGW/EGKK 35,218,374[1] 34,214,474 ?2.8%

9. Barcelona El Prat Airport Barcelona BCN/LEBL 32,898,249 30,208,134 ?7.9%

10. Atatürk International Airport Istanbul IST/LTBA 25,561,357 28,553,132 ?11.7%