Airports in Europe
Airport Schiphol (Schiphol), Amsterdam (with code AMS) is the main airport in the Netherlands. It is located 15 km (20 minutes by train) southwest of Amsterdam. In 2012 it ranked fifth in the world largest international passenger traffic and fourth in Europe (16th in the world) in total number of passengers.
Airport Bari, the international airport "Karol Wojtyla" in Bari represents an indicator of economic development and progress for Puglia, a region projecting fast growth and high productivity in Southern Italy. The airport, also known as Palese (named after the nearby neighborhood) is located 8 km Northwest of the center of Barry. Others: Brindisi Fodzhia, Taranto.
The latest renovation of El Prat airport in Barcelona dates from 1992 and is the result of the Olympic Games in the city. There are plans to build another runway because of the highly increased passenger traffic. The airport has three terminals: A for international flights, B for domestic and EU flights (the Wizz Air planes landing there, perform direct flights Sofia - Barcelona) and C for flights to Madrid and other major Spanish cities.
BerlinFlughafen Airport Berlin - Schoenefeld is an international Airport, located in Schoenefeld in Brandenburg on the Southern border of Berlin. It is often referred to as the "holiday airport" due to the large number of charter flights. In the past, Schönefeld was the main airport for East Germany and the only that served East Berlin. A spectacular reconstruction of the airport was planned for 2011, which will become Berlin - Brandenburg International Airport. The other two airports Tegel and Tempelhof will be closed due to the pollution which is caused on the Berliners. In 2006, the airport served over 6 million passengers, and after the reconstruction, Schoenefeld will be able to serve over 25 million passengers a year.
Airport Bologna G. Marconi is the third most important airport in Italy. It has a runway for transoceanic flights and to this moment it served 20 million passengers. It has the most modern system for ecological control of air and noise pollution as well as an extremely reliable security system.
Bratislava airport is 60 km from Vienna and offers combined flights with transferring at the two airports.
Brussels Airport (Brussel Nationaal / Bruxelles-National) is located in Zaventem, 12 km from Brussels. It consists of a main terminal hub for Brussels Airlines, European Air Transport, Jet Airways, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Eva Air Cargo and Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo, as well as the private Abelag Aviation. In 2005 the airport was declared to be the best airport in Europe by ACI / IATA, based on a survey of 100 000 passengers from all around the world. On October 19, 2006 the airport received another official title - Brussels Airport - Welcome to Europe.
Budapest airport, Franz Liszt, has two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 1. You should check in advance at which terminal you leave, since the destination between these two is large.
Burgas Airport is situated in a picturesque bay on the Southern coast of Bulgaria, 10 km northeast from the city of Burgas, which is in second place as an industrial municipality in Bulgaria. The port of Burgas is only 10-15 km from the airport - the busiest port in Bulgaria - an important rail link, the international road E 87 and the Trans-European Corridor № 8. Burgas Airport is located 13 km from the city. There are three terminals.
Valencia airport (Manises) is located 9 km West of Valencia. This is the 8th largest airport in Spain in terms of passengers and second in the region after Alicante. In 2008, it transported 5.7 million passengers. From the airport you can make transfers to about 15 European countries. It consists of a terminal and two tracks.
You can easily reach Varna airport using the Hemus highway (A2) which connects Varna and Sofia. The exit for the airport is about 7 km from the exit of Varna. If you travel to Albena, Golden Sands and Balchik, you should follow highway A2, East through the city center, and then turn North on highway E87. If you turn South on highway E87, you will head to Burgas and Sozopol.
Marco Polo Airport in Venice accepts flights from 64 airlines, offering convenient transfers to all parts of the world. It is located 12 km from the center of Venice, which can take up to 15 minutes by car or 30 minutes by water taxi.
Treviso Airport is a small airport which is located 20 km North of Venice and 3 km from Treviso. Basically it is used by low-cost airlines as an alternative to the larger airport "Marco Polo”.
The international Airport Valerio Katule Vilyafranka (or simply Verona - Vilyafranka) is located at the intersection of the provinces of Brescia, Mantova, Rovigo, Vitsentsa, Trento, Bolzano and Verona, serving this way, over 4 million inhabitants. In 1999 the airport was on the second place for charter airports in Italy, after Milan Malpensa and pulling ahead Rome Fyumichino. In 2006 3 million passengers were served.
The international Airport Vienna is located 16 km Southeast of Vienna and consists of two terminals - 1 and 2. During 2009 the Skylink extension to Terminal 2 should be completed. Both terminals are located in the same building, so it is not necessary to take a transport. Vienna Airport has a highly developed infrastructure, and the high efficiency in targeting the arriving and departing planes ensures the fast and convenient transfer of passengers. The average time of transfer from one flight to another is only 30 minutes, which is one of the shortest in Europe. "The system of the 4 waves" allows a quick transfer to any destination, no matter from where you arrive.
Dortmund airport, like many other German airports, was firstly a military aviation base during the First World War. In 2001 it turned 75 years. Currently, it performs about 45 thousand departures and landings annually; serving more than 2 million passengers and it is ranked on 13th place for this indicator among the German airports.
Cologne - Bonn airport is the most important low-cost center in continental Europe, with over 130 destinations and an annual traffic of 9.9 million passengers for 2006. In terms of passengers it is on seventh place for Germany, and according to the transported cargo - on second plane. For the past five years, the number of passengers served has increased by 92%, mainly due to the advent of low-cost transporters, but the longest track (3815 meters) converted the airport into the only intercontinental base for flights in Northern Westphalia.
Getwick is the busiest airport in the world with only one runway. It is also the second largest airport in the United Kingom and the seventh busiest international airport in the world. Around 90 airlines operate from the both terminals (North and South) of Gatwick, offering approximately 200 destinations. The low-cost airline EasyJet offers direct flights from Sofia to Gatwick (South Terminal).
Luton is an auxiliary airport for London, only on 30 minutes’ drive from North London. It serves 8 low-cost airlines which cover 81 destinations.
Heathrow Airport / Heathrow (with code LHR) is the third busiest airport in the world for total number of passengers and the first in the world for international flights. It is located 22 km West of central London. The airport has 5 terminals. Terminal 1, 2 and 3 are located in the main complex and have a passageway. Passengers who need to make transfers between flights should follow the signs”Flight Connections”. Terminals 4 and 5 are separated in the South part and are connected with the other free bus or shuttle to Heathrow Express.
Milan Orio al Serio Airport is located 5 km from Bergamo and 45 km from Milan, in the center of one of the most - densely populated and industrially relevant areas in Europe. This part of Northern Italy is a tourist attraction with many lakes, mountains, cities of art and shopping centers.
Malpensa International Airport is located 50 km from Milan and is one of three international airports around Milan. The airport has two terminals. The greater one is Terminal 1, which serves most domestic and international flights, while Terminal 2 is mainly for charter and low-cost flights. Between the two terminals there is a free transfer on every 10 minutes between 5:30 and 00:30, and at other times it is on every hour. The buses are adapted for people with disabilities. Over 20 million passengers pass through the airport per year. In 2008, Malpensa together with "Leonardo da Vinci" in Rome remained the top Italian airport in terms of number of passengers.
Like many other airports, the international airport in Naples began its history as a military base during the First World War. In 1921 it was renamed after the Italian pilot Hugo Nuttall. In 1995 became the first privatized Italian airport purchased by the British airport operator BAA. At the same time there is a second charter terminal. In 2007, the passenger traffic of the airport reaches 5.8 million.
Airport "Charles de Gaulle" (Charles de Gaulle or also known as l'Aéroport de Roissy) is the most important airport in France and is among the busiest in Europe. It is located 23 km from North-eastern Paris. The airport consists of three terminals connected by a free bus. Terminal 1 is the oldest and terminal 2 was first used by Air France, but now it serves also other airlines. The third terminal (except T9) is for charter and low-cost companies. The three terminals (except 2G) are connected with the subway line CDGVAL.
Rome – Fiumicino is an International Airport, working 24 hours. There are three passenger terminals and one airport hotel. The services for travelers are the following: post office, bank, exchange bureaus, machines exchange, restaurants, cafes, bars, VIP room, duty free stores, newspapers, magazines, cigarettes, gifts, pharmacy, tourist agency, car rental, taxis, first aid room, disabled facilities, and business center.
The airport is located 15 km from the center of Rome by Via Appia Nuova, near the ring road. For the peope arriving from Fiumicino Airport – Fiumicino, travel on highway - Rome, then on the ring (GRA) and go on Via Appia and then Via Appia Nuova in the direction of "Castelli Romani"
Sofia Airport is located 10 km northeast of the city center. It has convenient access for cars. If you are traveling by car, take bul. Tsarigradsko shose going in the direction of Plovdiv and turn left into bul. Bryuksel. Shortly after the exit for residential district Mladost.
Frankfurt Airport (Frankfurt International Airport; Flughafen Frankfurt am Main or Rhein-Main-Flughafen) is the largest airport in Germany by number of passengers, the third largest in Europe and eighth largest in the world. It is located 12 km Southwest from the center of Frankfurt and can be regarded as the busiest airport in the world based on the numerous international flights that take place there.