Number of direct airport employees in Europe 2013, by country

This statistic compares the number of people directly employed in airports in various European countries in 2013. This included the staff employed both by airlines and by the airports themselves. The United Kingdom had the second largest number of employees with just under 200 thousand people employed directly in airports.

Number of people employed at airports in Europe* 2013, by country

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Release date

January 2015



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Supplementary notes

*Includes Turkey and Russia.

The source adds: "Activities by the airport operator, the airlines, airport air traffic control, general aviation, ground handlers, airport security, immigration and customs, aircraft maintenance, and other airport related activities result in almost 1.7 million direct jobs in Europe."

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