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ACI World reports traffic up 6.2% in 2010

2-Feb-2011 11:43 AM

ACI World reports airport passenger traffic up 6.2% - traffic highlights in 2010:

  • Total passenger growth: 6.2%;
    • Domestic growth: 5.2%;
    • International growth: 7.3%;
    • Total passengers: 3.3 billion, +6.2%;
      • Africa: 107.4 million, +8.3%;
      • Asia Pacific: 840.9 million, +12.3%;
      • Europe: 1.0 billion, +3.7%;
      • Latin America and Caribbean: 226.3 million, +11.6%;
      • Middle East/North Africa: 101.1 million, +11.9%;
      • North America: 1.0 billion, +2.2%;
  • Total freight growth: 16.8%;

ACI World reports “moderate airport traffic growth” of 4% in Dec-2010, which the organisation expects will help world airport traffic finish at “just over 6% growth for the year”. Highlights from Dec-2010:

  • Total passenger growth: +4.1%;
    • Domestic growth: +4.6%;
    • International growth: +3.6%;
    • Total passengers: 264.7 million, +4.1%;
      • Africa: 9.0 million, +7.3%;
      • Asia Pacific: 71.3 million, +7.0%;
      • Europe: 72.6 million, +0.1%;
      • Latin America and Caribbean: 20.5 million, +9.0%;
      • Middle East/North Africa: 8.7 million, +8.7%;
      • North America: 82.6 million, +3.4%;
  • Total freight growth: +4.9%;
    • Domestic growth: +1.9%;
    • International: +6.8%;
    • Total freight: 5847.4 tonnes, +4.9%;
      • Africa: 40.8 tonnes, -6.6%;
      • Asia Pacific: 2246 tonnes, +6.2%;
      • Europe: 1254 tonnes, +6.6%;
      • Latin America and Caribbean: 237 tonnes, +5.3%
      • Middle East/North Africa: 268 tonnes, +3.4%;
      • North America: 1801, +2.5%. [more]

ACI World: "2010 was a banner year for air traffic generating a much quicker recovery than expected. The 6% growth takes the global industry well beyond pre-crisis volumes, but the recovery continues to progress in a two-paced manner between developing and mature markets. Exceptional factors such as volcanic eruption, airline cabin and ground worker strikes, severe weather and new security scares affected Europe and North America more deeply than the fast growing markets of India, China and Brazil. Nonetheless, the industry needs to remain vigilant, as setbacks to aviation business can occur unexpectedly as we have recently witnessed with the bomb incident in Moscow and political unrest in Tunisia and Egypt." Andreas Schimm, Director of Economics. Source: ACI, 01-Feb-2011.