In the busiest airports in Europe rankings, London Heathrow lost for the first time the first place, being overtaken by Paris Charles de Gaulle, BBC and Reuters reported.
In the first nine months of 2020, about 19 million passengers passed through Heathrow Airport, compared to 19.3 million registered at the airport in the French capital.
Amsterdam (Schiphol) and Frankfurt airports are close, in third and fourth places.
Heathrow Airport, which has already laid off 500 employees, reported £ 1.5 billion ($ 1.95 billion) losses in the first nine months of 2020.
The company also worsened its estimates of passenger numbers in 2021 to 22.6 million – less than a quarter of the 2019 level.