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List of most popular GA airports in Europe

There is this German website where people can review airports (eddh.de).
I was looking for a way to sort the results, so I could search for popular GA airports per country.
Unfortunately there was none, so I’ve downloaded all the pireps and calculated a weighted score for each airport based on popularity, age of the review, rating, etc.

The full list can be downloaded here

Austria, popular GA airports:
LOIH HOHENEMS-DORNBIRN – 29 votes – 78 points
LOWZ ZELL AM SEE – 33 votes – 78 points
LOWS SALZBURG – 51 votes – 77 points
LOIJ ST JOHANN – 40 votes – 74 points
LOWI INNSBRUCK – 34 votes – 72 points
LOWL LINZ – 16 votes – 69 points
LOWG GRAZ – 16 votes – 68 points
LOLS SCHÄRDING-SUBEN – 15 votes – 67 points
LOWK KLAGENFURT – 16 votes – 67 points
LOLK RIED-KIRCHHEIM – 9 votes – 62 points

Belgium, popular GA airports:
EBOS OSTEND – 14 votes – 64 points
EBSP SPA-LA SAUVENIERE – 15 votes – 62 points
EBKT KORTRIJK-WEVELGEM – 10 votes – 51 points
EBGB Grimbergen/Lint – 5 votes – 48 points
EBAW ANTWERPEN DEURNE – 9 votes – 46 points
EBST ST TRUIDEN AB – 4 votes – 43 points
EBLG LIÈGE (LÜTTICH) BIERSET – 9 votes – 43 points
EBZW ZWARTBERG – 4 votes – 35 points

Croatia, popular GA airports:
LDDU DUBROVNIK – 33 votes – 75 points
LDPL PULA – 22 votes – 73 points
LDZD ZADAR – 25 votes – 73 points
LDSB BRAC – 24 votes – 69 points
LDSP SPLIT – 20 votes – 67 points
LDRI RIJEKA – 23 votes – 67 points
LDZA ZAGREB – 8 votes – 60 points
LDLO LOSINJ – 56 votes – 58 points
LDPV VRSAR – 24 votes – 52 points

Czech Republic, popular GA airports:
LKCS CESKE BUDEJOVICE – 20 votes – 82 points
LKLT LETNANY – 26 votes – 69 points
LKVO VODOCHODY – 13 votes – 64 points
LKKV KARLOVY VARY – 37 votes – 59 points
LKHS HOSIN – 15 votes – 58 points
LKTB BRNO TURANY – 18 votes – 52 points
LKKU KUNOVICE – 7 votes – 51 points
LKPL PLZEN LETKOV – 5 votes – 48 points

Denmark, popular GA airports:
EKRK KOPENHAGEN – ROSKILDE – 20 votes – 75 points
EKEL ENDELAVE WEST – 16 votes – 73 points
EKRN BORNHOLM -RÖNNE – 26 votes – 72 points
EKSB SONDERBORG – 17 votes – 71 points
EKYT AALBORG – 10 votes – 64 points
EKAE AERO – 24 votes – 64 points
EKSS SAMSO – 8 votes – 62 points
EKFM FEMOE – 12 votes – 61 points
EKMB MARIBO – 15 votes – 58 points
EKVJ STAUNING – 9 votes – 54 points
EKBI BILLUND – 7 votes – 50 points

France, popular GA airports:
LFMD CANNES-MANDELIEU – 34 votes – 82 points
LFMT MONTPELLIER-MEDITERRANEE – 28 votes – 81 points
LFGA COLMAR – HOUSSEN – 52 votes – 81 points
LFCH ARCACHON LA TESTE DE BUCH – 15 votes – 77 points
LFLY LYON BRON – 31 votes – 76 points
LFMU BEZIERS – VIAS – 25 votes – 76 points
LFBH LA ROCHELLE/LALEU – 17 votes – 71 points
LFPN TOUSSUS LE NOBLE – 17 votes – 70 points
LFDS DOMME – 8 votes – 68 points
LFLP ANNECY-MEYTHET – 20 votes – 68 points
LFKF FIGARI/SUD CORSE – 15 votes – 67 points
LFSN NANCY – ESSEY – 30 votes – 67 points
LFAC CALAIS-DUNKERQUE – 15 votes – 67 points
LFMA AIX-LES-MILLES AB – 14 votes – 67 points
LFNA TALLARD – 8 votes – 65 points
LFEA BELLE ILE – 9 votes – 65 points
LFQA REIMS PRUNAY – 18 votes – 65 points
LFLI ANNEMASSE – 12 votes – 64 points
LFKC CALVI – ST CATHERINE – 30 votes – 64 points
LFMV AVIGNON/CAUMONT – 16 votes – 64 points
LFBL LIMOGES – BELLEGARDE – 6 votes – 61 points

Germany, popular GA airports:
EDWF Leer-Papenburg – 116 votes – 98 points
EDXB Heide-Büsum – 52 votes – 87 points
EDAY Strausberg – 48 votes – 87 points
EDAZ Schönhagen – 62 votes – 86 points
EDDC Dresden – 64 votes – 85 points
EDWG Wangerooge – 58 votes – 82 points
EDLI Bielefeld – 34 votes – 82 points
EDQC Coburg-Brandensteinsebene – 48 votes – 81 points
EDBJ Jena-Schöngleina – 29 votes – 81 points
EDBH Barth – 40 votes – 81 points
EDDV Hannover – 59 votes – 81 points
EDRK Koblenz-Winningen – 74 votes – 80 points
EDQT Hassfurt-Schweinfurt – 32 votes – 80 points
EDDP Leipzig/Halle – 52 votes – 80 points
EDBM Magdeburg – 38 votes – 78 points
EDXH Helgoland Düne – 47 votes – 78 points
EDFR Rothenburg o.d.T. – 61 votes – 77 points
EDXY Wyk auf Föhr – 57 votes – 77 points
EDTY Schwäbisch Hall – 52 votes – 77 points
EDTG Bremgarten – 31 votes – 76 points
EDFM Mannheim City – 60 votes – 76 points
EDVI Höxter-Holzminden – 34 votes – 76 points
EDCG Güttin / Rügen – 59 votes – 76 points
EDDW Bremen – 37 votes – 76 points
EDWL Langeoog – 58 votes – 76 points
EDXO St.Peter-Ording – 41 votes – 76 points
EDWO Osnabrück-Atterheide – 29 votes – 76 points
EDOA Auerbach – 22 votes – 75 points
EDDH Hamburg – 54 votes – 75 points
EDBO Oehna – 20 votes – 75 points

Greece, popular GA airports:
LGKR IOANNIS KAPODISTRIAS – 24 votes – 60 points
LGSM SAMOS – 5 votes – 56 points
LGSR SANTORINI – 7 votes – 52 points
LGST SITIA – 5 votes – 50 points
LGIR NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS – 5 votes – 42 points
LGKF KEFALLINIA – 4 votes – 42 points

Hungary, popular GA airports:
LHSK SIÓFOK-KILITI – 15 votes – 73 points
LHUD SZEGED – 12 votes – 66 points
LHTL TÖKÖL – 15 votes – 65 points
LHPR GYÖR – 12 votes – 61 points
LHJK JAKABSZÁLLÁS – 10 votes – 61 points
LHBK BALATON KERESZTUR – 9 votes – 60 points
LHDC DEBRECEN – 13 votes – 58 points
LHFM FERTOSZENTMIKLÓS – 14 votes – 58 points
LHSM SÁRMELLÉK BALATON – 24 votes – 57 points
LHPP PECS POGANY – 11 votes – 54 points

Ireland, popular GA airports:
EIKY KERRY – 3 votes – 48 points
EIWT WESTON – 4 votes – 47 points
EIWF WATERFORD – 5 votes – 39 points
EICM GALWAY – 4 votes – 33 points

Italy, popular GA airports:
LIPV VENEZIA / LIDO – 71 votes – 73 points
LIDT TRENTO MATTARELLO – 29 votes – 72 points
LIKE CAORLE – 13 votes – 70 points
LIQQ SERRISTORI – 8 votes – 67 points
LIEO OLBIA – COSTA SMERALDA – 13 votes – 64 points
LIRU ROME URBE – 19 votes – 63 points
LIPB BOLZANO – 43 votes – 62 points
LIRJ MARINA DI CAMPO – 32 votes – 62 points
LIRI SALERNO-PONTECAGNANO – 15 votes – 60 points
LIMB MILANO BRESSO – 10 votes – 59 points
LIQL LUCCA TASSIGNANO – 13 votes – 59 points
LIMG ALBENGA – 12 votes – 59 points
LIPN VERONA BOSCOMANTICO – 26 votes – 58 points
LIRZ PERUGIA SAN FRANCESCO – 9 votes – 57 points
LIPU PADOVA – 13 votes – 56 points
LIQF SAN SEPOLCRO – 5 votes – 56 points
LIDA ASIAGO – 6 votes – 55 points
LIBP PESCARA – 10 votes – 55 points
LIME BERGAMO – ORIO AL SERIO – 12 votes – 54 points
LIDU CARPI – 8 votes – 53 points

Netherlands, popular GA airports:
EHTX TEXEL – 32 votes – 86 points
EHLE LELYSTAD – 17 votes – 59 points
EHAL AMELAND – 9 votes – 52 points
EHHV HILVERSUM – 10 votes – 47 points
EHTE TEUGE – 8 votes – 47 points

Norway, popular GA airports:
ENCN KRISTIANSAND – KJEVIK – 13 votes – 60 points
ENBN BRÖNNÖYSUND – 9 votes – 57 points
ENSH SVOLVAER – HELLE – 9 votes – 56 points
ENBR BERGEN – FLESLAND – 13 votes – 55 points
ENVA TRONDHEIM – VAERNES AB – 5 votes – 51 points
ENFY FYRESDAL – 6 votes – 50 points
ENBO BODÖ – 7 votes – 49 points
ENKJ KJELLER AB – 4 votes – 47 points
ENTC TROMSÖ – LANGNES – 4 votes – 46 points
ENEV HARSTAD/NARVIK – EVENES – 4 votes – 46 points

Poland, popular GA airports:
EPGD GDANSK LECH WALESA – 27 votes – 62 points
EPBC WARSZAWA BABICE – 8 votes – 60 points
EPPO LAWICA – 18 votes – 60 points
EPKE KETRZYN – 12 votes – 60 points
EPOD DAJTKI – 8 votes – 58 points
EPKP POBIEDNIK WIELKI – 6 votes – 58 points
EPWR WROCLAW STRACHOWICE – 16 votes – 57 points
EPKK BALICE KRAKAU – 11 votes – 53 points
EPKI KIKITY – 4 votes – 52 points
EPLL LÓDZ LUBLINEK – 6 votes – 50 points

Portugal, popular GA airports:
LPPM PORTIMAO – 13 votes – 67 points
LPCS CASCAIS – 14 votes – 63 points
LPEV EVORA – 4 votes – 44 points

Romania, popular GA airports:
LRBS BANEASA – 7 votes – 49 points
LRSB SIBIU TURNISOR – 13 votes – 39 points
LRAR ARAD – 5 votes – 33 points
LRTR GIARMATA – 13 votes – 30 points

Slovenia, popular GA airports:
LJPZ PORTOROZ – 69 votes – 94 points
LJSG SLOVENJ GRADEC – 8 votes – 70 points
LJMB MARIBOR – 12 votes – 59 points
LJLJ LJUBLJANA – 7 votes – 48 points
LJBL LESCE – 5 votes – 47 points

Spain, popular GA airports:
LELL SABADELL – 24 votes – 75 points
LESO SAN SEBASTIAN – 12 votes – 70 points
LESB SON BONET – 49 votes – 69 points
LECN CASTELLÓN DE LA PLANA – 14 votes – 65 points
LEGR GRANADA – 14 votes – 61 points
GCLB EL BERRIEL/GRAN CANARIA – 6 votes – 58 points
LEMU MUCHAMIEL – 6 votes – 56 points
LEAP AMPURIA BRAVA, GIRONA – 13 votes – 55 points
LEIB IBIZA – 13 votes – 55 points
LECU MADRID – CUATRO VIENTOS – 8 votes – 54 points
LESL SAN LUIS / MENORCA – 8 votes – 54 points
LERS REUS AB – 9 votes – 53 points
GCRR LANZAROTE – 8 votes – 47 points
LEJR JEREZ AB – 13 votes – 46 points
LEZL SEVILLE – 7 votes – 46 points
LELC SAN JAVIER AB – 7 votes – 45 points
LEBA CORDOBA – 4 votes – 44 points
LEVD VALLADOLID AB – 5 votes – 44 points
LEXJ SANTANDER – 5 votes – 44 points
LEVX VIGO – 6 votes – 43 points

Sweden, popular GA airports:
ESGP GÖTEBORG – SÄVE AB – 17 votes – 74 points
ESVS SILJANSNÄS – 10 votes – 70 points
ESSI VISINGSÖ – 13 votes – 67 points
ESSV VISBY – 12 votes – 67 points
ESMH HÖGANÄS – 11 votes – 65 points
ESSE STOCKHOLM – SKA-EDEBY – 5 votes – 64 points
ESUG GARGNÄS – 5 votes – 61 points
ESMQ KALMAR – 16 votes – 59 points
ESSW VÄSTERVIK – 6 votes – 58 points
ESSB STOCKHOLM – BROMMA – 20 votes – 57 points
ESMK KRISTIANSTAD – EVERÖD AB – 8 votes – 56 points
ESMS MALMÖ – STURUP – 14 votes – 52 points
ESML LANDSKRONA – VIARP – 6 votes – 47 points
ESNL LYCKSELE – 3 votes – 46 points
ESMI SÖVDEBORG – 4 votes – 44 points

Switzerland, popular GA airports:
LSZL LOCARNO – 17 votes – 67 points
LSGL LAUSANNE-LA BLECHERETTE – 12 votes – 65 points
LSZH ZÜRICH – 20 votes – 62 points
LSZA LUGANO – 9 votes – 61 points
LSGC LES EPLATURES – 13 votes – 60 points
LSZS SAMEDAN – 29 votes – 60 points
LSZG GRENCHEN – 11 votes – 57 points
LSZR ST.GALLEN-ALTENRHEIN – 19 votes – 54 points
LSZF BIRRFELD – 7 votes – 54 points
LSGG GENEVE-COINTRIN – 17 votes – 53 points
LSGN NEUCHATEL – 9 votes – 52 points
LSGS SION – 8 votes – 51 points
LSZB BERN-BELP – 9 votes – 50 points
LSGE ECUVILLENS – 5 votes – 47 points
LSZQ BRESSAUCOURT – 6 votes – 47 points

United Kingdom, popular GA airports:
EGJJ JERSEY – 23 votes – 77 points
EGKB BIGGIN HILL – 9 votes – 68 points
EGMC SOUTHEND – 9 votes – 67 points
EGHE ST MARY’S – 7 votes – 66 points
EGJB GUERNSEY – 11 votes – 64 points
EGSC CAMBRIDGE – 13 votes – 64 points
EG_1 GLENFORSA/MULL – 7 votes – 64 points
EGEO OBAN – 8 votes – 63 points
EGKA SHOREHAM – 9 votes – 60 points
EGHC LAND’S END ST JUST – 7 votes – 57 points
EGSU DUXFORD – 5 votes – 52 points
EGHN SANDOWN, ISLE OF WIGHT – 8 votes – 50 points
EGMD LYDD – 6 votes – 50 points
EGHJ BEMBRIDGE – 8 votes – 49 points
EGPN DUNDEE – 4 votes – 49 points
EGMH MANSTON – 7 votes – 48 points
EGPO STORNOWAY – 3 votes – 46 points
EGHF LEE-ON-SOLENT DAEDALUS AIRFIELD – 4 votes – 45 points
EGCK CAERNARFON – 4 votes – 45 points
EGTP PERRANPORTH – 5 votes – 44 points

Interesting list, thanks for the work.

Did you leave out Bulgaria because there are no reports (well there must be some) or why? I notice that BG seems to get forgotten quite easily in such things, but it is part of the EU and has some quite nice GA airfields as well as main airports which all accept GA.

LSZH, Switzerland

It’s interesting to look prices rising at some airports like LDZA In 2007 30€ landing&handling and 1.1 €/l of avgas and in 2015 110€ landing&handling and 2.4 €/l of avgas.

LDZA LDVA, Croatia

This is what I started putting together. Originally as a list of swim friendly places but now expanding. Unfortunately the engine used requires copy and paste of excel table and locations on maps are done automatically – with manual adjust option. so the editing is close to nightmare. But I still dream of such map, it´s by far better the alphabetical list of airport with ratings….or information provided on you-fly.com. Map is a map…

Last Edited by Michal at 03 Sep 14:44
LKKU, LKTB

Hi Mooney_Driver, there are very few recent reviews on Bulgaria. That’s why I didn’t in the post here.
You can find Bulgaria in the full list.

Emir wrote:

In 2007 … 1.1 €/l of avgas and in 2015 … 2.4 €/l of avgas.

That, unfortunately, seems to be a common trend on croatian airports.

@lenthamen, can you expand a bit on your methodology please?

It seems to me that airfields with few, but recent and positive reviews tend to come out abysmal in your score…

LSZK, Switzerland

seems to be a common trend on croatian airports.

It’s called “joining the EU” though they were thinking ahead and jacked up the prices before they actually did it.

Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

tomjnx wrote:

@lenthamen, can you expand a bit on your methodology please?

It seems to me that airfields with few, but recent and positive reviews tend to come out abysmal in your score…

First I adjust the review rating based on age. The older the review, the less value it has.
Next I calculate a weighted rating using the following formula which gives a true Bayesian estimate:

weighted rating (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C

where:

R = average for the airport (mean) = (Rating) v = number of votes for the airport = (votes) m = minimum votes required (I used 3) C = the mean vote across the whole report

I fail to see the final purpose of this exercise…

Mainz (EDFZ), Germany
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