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ACI EUROPE reports pax traffic up 6.8% in Jun-2011

8-Aug-2011 10:49 AM

ACI EUROPE reports passenger traffic up 6.8% - traffic highlights in Jun-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: +6.8%;
  • Aircraft movements: +1.5%;
  • Air cargo: -4.6%.

Highlights from 1HY2011:

  • Passenger numbers: +9.5%;
  • Aircraft movements: +6.2%;
  • Air cargo: +4.8%.

Europe’s strongest performing airports in Jun-2011 include Ohrid (+65.7%), Hammerfest (+39.7%), Venice (+39.5%), Tallinn (+34.2%), Brindisi (+32.5%), Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (+26.9%), Barcelona (+23.0%) and Izmir (+19.7%).

ACI EUROPE: “The first semester has once again proven the resilience of passenger demand in Europe, with air traffic significantly outperforming economic growth – even after discounting the impact of the April 2010 volcanic ash crisis. June passenger traffic remains in line with preceding months, but the sudden dip in freight traffic is a worrying development. While it probably reflects the impact of higher fuel costs and company destocking taking place in many sectors against a   background of weakening business activity in Europe and the US, it also points to the risk of decreasing passenger demand in the coming months.” Olivier Jankovec, Director General. Source: ACI EUROPE, 05-Aug-2011.

ACI EUROPE: “At the moment, the air traffic outlook remains exposed to a string of negative factors. Sovereign debt crises in Europe are anything but resolved, casting an ever growing shadow on a fragile European economy. US debt woes are only adding to the equation, together with a possible economic slowdown in China and the risk of overheating in other emerging markets.” Olivier Jankovec, Director General. Source: ACI EUROPE, 05-Aug-2011.