London’s Heathrow Airport has said that it is no longer the busiest airport in Europe and that position now rests with the Charles De Gaulle airport in France.
“The U.K.’s hub airport is no longer the busiest airport in Europe, competitors such as Charles de Gaulle have exceeded us in terms of passenger numbers as they benefit from a testing regime,” Heathrow said in a statement. “Without a rapid move to testing, the U.K. will fall even further behind its European competitors and the economic recovery will fail to get off the ground.”
So far this year, 19 million passengers have traveled through Heathrow, a total surpassed by the 19.3 million passengers who used Charles de Gaulle.
“For the first time, Paris Charles de Gaulle has overtaken Heathrow as Europe’s largest airport, with Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt close behind,” Heathrow said in a statement accompanying its third-quarter results.
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