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Aeromobility Factor

The Aeromobility Factor (AF) is a ratio indicating, for a given city, how many times more people can be reached per hour of flying than per hour of driving.

For example, let's consider a city for which the Aeromobility Factor is 300%. If 5 millions people are reachable every hour of driving (in average), then 15 millions people would be reachable every hour of flying (in average).

The Aeromobility Factor of the fifty biggest European urban areas has been computed with the following assumptions:

- distance between cities driven at 100 km/h,

- distance between cities flown in straight line at 200 km/h considering an additional time (2 x 30 min) to reach from/to closest airfields.

The following Aeromobility Factors, sorted by decreasing values, have been computed considering the 500 biggest European urban areas (305 millions inhabitants) as possible destinations from the city for which the AF is computed:

  1. 650% for Dublin (Ireland)
  2. 450% for Copenhagen (Denmark)
  3. 390% for Toulouse (France)
  4. 360% for Lyon (France)
  5. 330% for Marseille (France) and Belgrade (Serbia)
  6. 320% for Prague (Czech Republic)
  7. 300% for Munich (Germany) and Sofia (Bulgaria)
  8. 290% for Vienna (Austria)
  9. 280% for Dresden (Germany)
  10. 270% for Turin (Italy) and Oslo (Norway)
  11. 260% for Budapest (Hungary), Glasgow (UK) and Nuremberg (Germany)
  12. 250% for Berlin (Germany), Stuttgart (Germany) and Valencia (Spain)
  13. 240% for Paris (France), Milan (Italy), Hamburg (Germany) and Seville (Spain)
  14. 230% for Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
  15. 220% for Stockholm (Sweden), Krakow (Poland), Porto (Portugal) and Hanover (Germany)
  16. 210% for Barcelona (Spain), Warsaw (Poland), Frankfurt (Germany), Katowice (Poland), Bucharest (Romania) and Lille (France)
  17. 200% for Rome (Italy), Lisbon (Portugal) and Brussels (Belgium)
  18. 190% for London (UK)
  19. 180% for Duisburg-Essen-Dortmund (Germany), Naples (Italy), Cologne (Germany) and Düsseldorf (Germany)
  20. 170% for Madrid (Spain), West Midlands-Birmingham (UK), Manchester (UK), Bradford (UK), Liverpool (UK) and Helsinki (Finland)
  21. 150% for Athens (Greece)

Map presenting the Aeromobility Factor of the 200 largest European urban areas

European Aeromobility Factor 2017

The highest Aeromobility Factors of the 200 largest European urban areas are:

  1. 800% to 1390% for Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Cagliari (Italy) and Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
  2. 600% to 790% for Dublin (Ireland), Tirana (Albania), Belfast (UK), Iași (Romania), Sarajevo (Bosnia), Cork (Ireland), Valletta (Malta), Bergen (Norway), Kaunas (Lithuania) and Norwich (UK)
  3. 500% to 590% for Aalborg (Denmark), Skopje (Macedonia) and Aberdeen (UK)
  4. 450% to 490% for Copenhagen (Denmark), Vilnius (Lithuania), Malmö (Sweden), Clermont-Ferrand (France), Białystok (Poland) and Brașov (Romania)
  5. 400% to 440% for Zagreb (Croatia), Bordeaux (France), Gdansk (Poland), Aarhus (Denmark), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Saint-Etienne (France), Odense (Denmark), Caen (France), Graz (Austria) and Dijon (France)
  6. 350% to 390% for Lyon (France), Toulouse (France), Palermo (Italy), Thessaloniki (Greece), Gothenburg (Sweden), Nice (France), Geneva (Switzerland), Zaragoza (Spain), Rennes (France), Tallinn (Estonia), Linz (Austria), Toulon (France), Szczecin (Poland), Nancy (France), Taranto (Italy), Varna (Bulgaria) and Swansea (UK)
  7. 300% to 340% for Munich (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic), Marseille (France), Belgrade (Serbia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Zürich (Switzerland), Poznan (Poland), Nantes (France), Basel (Switzerland), Montpellier (France), Grenoble (France), Catania (Italy), Bari (Italy), Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Erfurt (Germany), Padua (Italy), Bydgoszcz (Poland), Venice (Italy), Ingolstadt (Germany), Tours (France), Regensburg (Germany), Constanța (Romania), Rostock (Germany), Mulhouse (France), A Coruña (Spain), Angers (France), Santander (Spain)

Aeromobility Factor of French urban areas belonging to the 500 largest European urban areas

French Aeromobility Factor 2017

The Aeromobility Factors of the 67 French urban areas belonging to the 500 largest European urban areas are:

  1. 800% to 1390% for Brest and Cherbourg
  2. 600% to 790% for Quimper
  3. 500% to 590% for Lorient and Saint-Brieuc
  4. 450% to 490% for Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges, Angoulême, Vannes and Bourges
  5. 400% to 440% for Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne, Caen, Dijon, Besançon, Pau, Poitiers, Saint-Nazaire, La Rochelle and Niort
  6. 350% to 390% for Lyon, Toulouse, Nice, Rennes, Toulon, Nancy, Le Havre, Annecy, Bayonne, Valence, Montbéliard, Chalon-sur-Saône and Belfort
  7. 300% to 340% for Marseille, Nantes, Montpellier, Grenoble, Tours, Mulhouse, Angers, Metz, Le Mans, Nîmes, Avignon, Chambéry, Troyes, Colmar and Boulogne-sur-Mer
  8. 250% to 290% for Strasbourg, Rouen, Orléans, Perpignan, Reims, Dunkerque, Béziers, Calais and Evreux
  9. 200% to 240% for Paris, Lille, Valenciennes, Amiens, Lens-Liévin, Douai, Arras, Chartres, Compiègne and Beauvais