London Gatwick is a major international airport 47.5km (29.5 miles) south of Central London. After Heathrow, it’s the second busiest airport in the UK, and it’s the eighth busiest in Europe. Until 2016 it was also the busiest single-use runway airport in the world, but it has now lost this title to Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji in India. 43.1 million passengers passed through Gatwick in 2016, an increase of 7.1% over the previous year.
This airport (RJNA/NKM) is named after the city of Komaki located nearby. It was Nagoya’s International Airport until it was replaced by Chubu Centrair (NGO) in 2005. Since then, only Fuji Dream Airlines has kept offering scheduled services to and from NKM.
Although much quieter than the main airport in the south of the island, Tenerife Norte Airport is still well worth a visit. Whilst Tenerife South Airport accommodates most of the tourist traffic, Tenerife Norte mainly operates as an inter-island hub, serving all seven of the main Canary Islands and connecting them to the Iberian peninsula, Rome, Madeira and North Africa, with seasonal flights to Helsinki.
43% of the Canaries total population lives on the largest island of Tenerife. It has been a popular destination for tourists since the 19th century although the main boom in tourism occurred in the second half of the 20th century, and especially since the 1980s when the sunnier south of the island was developed.
If you’re looking for a fascinating and exotic family holiday destination, which can also provide you with an interesting variety of airline traffic to see and photograph, then San José, Costa Rica is the place to visit and Juan Santamaria International is its airport. Juan Santamaria is situated near the city of Alajuela, 20km northwest of downtown San José. It is the second busiest airport in Central America and the main, and by far the busiest, airport in Costa Rica. It handled 82,835 movements and 4.5 million passengers in 2015.