Following on from here can people name theirs?
For the UK, and without having researched the movement numbers, and not in any order, my impression would be:
White Waltham EGLM
Biggin Hill EGKB
I am surprised Sherburn didn’t make it to the list.
AFAIK we have just short of 30,000 movements a year at Sherburn. Not sure how that ranks. Flying hours have been slightly down the last few years, which presumably is economic.
Sherburn is also one of the nicest, friendliest and best equipped places to go, with runways in every direction, a decent restaurant and lovely people.
I second Sherburn. My list would also contain:
Fenland (ex Heathrow controller at weekends and so so good)
Nottingham City (least expensive Avgas around)
Figures for 2015 for Switzerland, rounded to the next 1000 movements.
1. Birrfeld 73k
2. Grenchen 70k
3. Bern 51k*
4. Locarno 42k
5. Sion 41k*
6. Lausanne 37k
7. Wangen Lachen 28k
8. Altenrhein 27k *
9. Triengen 22k
10. Speck Fehraltdorf 21k
11. Lugano 22k *
12. Yverdon 21k
* including airline traffic.
Not many surprises there apart from maybe Wangen Lachen and Speck.
The Netherlands barely has 10 GA airports. Figures for 2016 are as follows:
UK wise I suspect the actual number of movements is substantially down on 10 or 20 years ago.
Didn’t Wycombe air park used to get in the high 90 thousands in terms of movements. And sherburn topped out at 55k which is a hell of a lot more than itvgets today (30k)
Surely Gloucester would be on the list?