Airport connectivity is an increasingly discussed topic in European policy circles. With good reason. Connectivity is closely connected with productivity, economic growth and international trade. And with the centre of global economic activity shifting eastward, it is essential that Europe remains as closely integrated as possible to emerging sources of future wealth.

Within the industry, an airport’s route network – and the connectivity this delivers – will be a core element of that airport’s business plan, with both airports and the regions/countries they serve having a strong common interest in boosting this connectivity wherever possible.

This Report therefore offers important insights into the development of airport connectivity over the past 11 years to both industry and policy makers, and provides hard information that will allow both parties to work together to safeguard Europe’s airport connectivity and global relevance in the years ahead.