List of the busiest airports in the British Isles

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This is a list of the 80 busiest airports in the British Isles by passengers/year for 2008 for all public international and domestic airports located in the Channel Islands, England, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

You may find a more current and/or actively updated set of data at List of the busiest airports in the United Kingdom and List of the busiest airports in the Republic of Ireland.

2008 statistics[edit]

Rank Area Airport City Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Total
passengers
Aircraft
movements
1 ENG London Heathrow Airport London LHR/EGLL 67,054,745 478,693
2 ENG London Gatwick Airport London LGW/EGKK 34,205,887 263,653
3 IRL Dublin Airport Dublin DUB/EIDW 23,500,000 223,804
4 ENG London Stansted Airport London STN/EGSS 22,360,364 193,282
5 ENG Manchester Airport Manchester MAN/EGCC 21,219,195 204,610
6 ENG London Luton Airport London LTN/EGGW 10,180,734 117,859
7 ENG Birmingham International Airport Birmingham BHX/EGBB 9,627,589 112,227
8 SCO Edinburgh Airport Edinburgh EDI/EGPH 9,006,702 125,550
9 SCO Glasgow International Airport Glasgow GLA/EGPF 8,178,891 100,087
10 ENG Bristol Airport Bristol BRS/EGGD 6,267,114 76,517
11 ENG East Midlands Airport Derby / Leicester / Nottingham EMA/EGNX 5,620,673 93,038
12 ENG Liverpool John Lennon Airport Liverpool LPL/EGGP 5,334,152 84,890
13 NI Belfast International Airport Belfast BFS/EGAA 5,262,354 77,943
14 ENG Newcastle Airport Newcastle upon Tyne NCL/EGNT 5,039,993 72,904
15 SCO Aberdeen Airport Aberdeen ABZ/EGPD 3,290,920 119,831
16 ENG London City Airport London LCY/EGLC 3,260,236 94,516
17 IRL Cork Airport Cork ORK/EICK 3,250,000 38,175
18 IRL Shannon Airport Limerick SNN/EINN 3,100,000 36,430
19 ENG Leeds Bradford Airport Leeds / Bradford LBA/EGNM 2,873,321 61,699
20 NI George Best Belfast City Airport Belfast BHD/EGAC 2,570,742 42,990
21 SCO Prestwick Airport Prestwick PIK/EGPK 2,415,755 42,708
22 WAL Cardiff Airport Cardiff CWL/EGFF 1,994,892 37,123
23 ENG Southampton Airport Southampton SOU/EGHI 1,945,993 50,689
24 JEY Jersey Airport Jersey JER/EGJJ 1,625,660 75,743
25 ENG Bournemouth Airport Bournemouth BOH/EGHH 1,083,446 78,527
26 ENG Doncaster Sheffield Airport Doncaster / Sheffield DSA/EGCN 968,481 13,066
27 ENG Exeter International Airport Exeter EXT/EGTE 956,251 44,134
28 GGY Guernsey Airport Guernsey GCI/EGJB 945,441 59,494
29 IOM Isle of Man Airport (Ronaldsway) Isle of Man IOM/EGNS 754,419 41,294
30 SCO Inverness Airport Inverness INV/EGPE 678,776 40,538
31 ENG Durham Tees Valley Airport Middlesbrough / Darlington MME/EGNV 655,017 45,310
32 IRL Ireland West Airport Knock Connacht NOC/EIKN 630,170 12,540
33 ENG Norwich International Airport Norwich NWI/EGSH 583,056 47,792
34 ENG Newquay Airport Newquay NQY/EGHQ 466,448 12,238
35 ENG Blackpool Airport Blackpool BLK/EGNH 439,200 54,249
36 NI City of Derry Airport Derry LDY/EGAE 439,033 13,035
37 ENG Humberside Airport Humberside HUY/EGNJ 427,648 37,758
38 IRL Kerry Airport Kerry KIR/EIKY 420,000 10,050
39 ENG Coventry Airport Coventry CVT/EGBE 331,022 56,144
40 IRL Galway Airport Galway GWY/EICM 270,000 22,000
41 SCO Scatsta Airport Shetland SCS/EGPM 243,087 12,951
42 SCO Sumburgh Airport Shetland LSI/EGPB 156,948 14,758
43 SCO Kirkwall Airport Orkney KOI/EGPA 149,508 15,982
44 IRL Waterford Airport Waterford WAT/EIWF 144,000 30,430
45 SCO Stornoway Airport Lewis SYY/EGPO 131,752 13,072
46 ENG St. Mary's Airport Isles of Scilly ISC/EGHE 122,863 12,951
47 ENG Plymouth City Airport (closed 2011) Plymouth PLH/EGHD 117,823 19,651
48 Alderney Alderney Airport Alderney ACI/EGJA 77,104 8,723
49 IRL Donegal Airport Donegal CFN/EIDL 65,537 8,532
50 SCO Dundee Airport Dundee DND/EGPN 65,419 37,292
51 IRL Sligo Airport Sligo SXL/EISG 44,500 2,430
52 ENG London Southend Airport London SEN/EGMC 44,075 37,227
53 ENG Tresco Heliport Tresco N/A/EGHT 41,030 2,578
54 SCO Benbecula Airport Benbecula BEB/EGPL 35,607 4,810
55 WAL Hawarden Airport Hawarden CEG/EGNR 29,000 23,000
56 SCO Islay Airport Islay ILY/EGPI 28,456 2,650
57 ENG Land's End Airport Penzance LEQ/EGHC 27,096 11,962
58 IRL Weston Airport Kildare / Dublin WST/EIWT 21,522 144,000
59 ENG Gloucestershire Airport Gloucester GLO/EGBJ 20,128 76,753
60 ENG Kent International Airport Manston MSE/EGMH 16,180 21,521
61 WAL Anglesey Airport Anglesey HLY/EGOV 13,420 3,437
62 SCO Wick Airport Wick WIC/EGPC 12,450 6,317
63 SCO Barra Airport Barra BRR/EGPR 10,415 1,296
64 SCO Campbeltown Airport Campbeltown CAL/EGEC 9,181 3,674
65 ENG Shoreham Airport Brighton ESH/EGKA 8,000 60,551
66 ENG Bristol Filton Airport Bristol FZO/EGTG 6,540 35,000
67 ENG Cambridge Airport Cambridge CBG/EGSC 5,884 42,605
68 SCO Tingwall Airport Lerwick LWK/EGET 5,875 2,085
69 IRL Aerfort na Minna Connemara NNR/EICA 5,059 2,050
70 ENG Oxford Airport Oxford OXF/EGTK 4,661 48,000
71 NI Enniskillen/St Angelo Airport Enniskillen ENK/EGAB 4,500 12,000
72 IRL Abbeyshrule Aerodrome Longford N/A/EIAB 3,038 1,800
73 ENG Lydd Airport Ashford LYX/EGMD 2,696 24,752
74 IRL Inishmore Aerodrome Inishmore IOR/EIIM 2,554 600
75 SCO Eday Airport Eday EOI/EGED 2,140 1,774
76 SCO Westray Airport Westray WRY/EGEW 1,340 2,000
77 SCO Tiree Airport Tiree TRE/EGPU 1,120 553
78 SCO Fair Isle Airport Fair Isle FIE/EGEF 1,023 502
79 SCO Oban Airport Oban OBN/EGEO 1,005 1,502
80 SCO Papa Westray Airport Papa Westray PPW/EGEP 650 200

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