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Global traffic up 6.3% in 2010: ACI

16-Mar-2011 12:03 PM

ACI reports global passenger traffic increased 6.3%, based on reports from more than 900 airports worldwide. Highlights from 2010 include:

  • Passenger traffic: +6.3%;
    • Total international passengers: +7.5%;
    • Aircraft movements: +0.8%;
    • Cargo traffic: +15.2%.

Regional passenger traffic highlights include:

Top 10 airports by passenger numbers:

  1. Atlanta: 89.3 million, +1.5%;
  2. Beijing: 73.9 million, +13.0%;
  3. Chicago O’Hare: 66.7 million, +3.3%;
  4. London Heathrow: 65.9 million, -0.2%;
  5. Tokyo Haneda: 64.1 million, +3.4%;
  6. Los Angeles: 58.9 million, +4.2%;
  7. Paris CDG: 58.2 million, +0.4%;
  8. Dallas/Fort Worth: 56.9 million, +1.6%;
  9. Frankfurt: 53.0 million, +4.1%;
  10. Denver: 52.2 million, +4.1%.

Regional aircraft movements highlights include:

  • Total global aircraft movements: 64.4 million, +0.8%
    • North America: 28.0 million, -1.2%;
    • Europe: 17.6 million, -0.4%;
    • Asia Pacific: 10.0 million, +5.0%;
    • Latin America and Caribbean: 5.6 million, +6.2%;
    • Africa: 2.0 million, +3.7%;
    • Middle East: 1.1 million, +6.1%.

Top 10 airports by aircraft movements:

  1. Atlanta: 950,119, -2.1%;
  2. Chicago O’Hare: 882,614, +6.4%;
  3. Dallas/Fort Worth: 652,261, +2.1%;
  4. Denver: 630,089, +3.8%;
  5. Los Angeles: 575,835, +5.3%;
  6. Houston George Bush: 531,347, -1.3%;
  7. Charlotte: 529,101, +3.9%;
  8. Beijing: 517,582, +6.0%;
  9. Las Vegas: 505,591, -1.1%;
  10. Paris CDG: 499,997, -4.8%.

Regional air cargo traffic highlights include:

  • Total global cargo traffic: 82.9 million tonnes, +15.2%;
    • Asia Pacific: 30.6 million, +18.6%;
    • North America: 25.0 million, +11.2%;
    • Europe: 17.3 million, +17.0%;
    • Middle East: 4.5 million, +11.8%;
    • Latin America and Caribbean: 4.3 million, +14.1%;
    • Africa: 1.1 million, +9.4%.

Top 10 cargo airports:

  1. Hong Kong: 4.1 million tonnes, +23.2%;
  2. Memphis: 3.9 million, +5.9%;
  3. Shanghai Pudong: 3.2 million, +27.1%;
  4. Seoul Incheon: 2.7 million, +16.1%;
  5. Anchorage: 2.6 million, +33.1%;
  6. Paris CDG: 2.4 million, +16.8%;
  7. Frankfurt: 2.3 million, +20.5%;
  8. Dubai: 2.3 million, +17.8%;
  9. Tokyo Narita: 2.2 million, +17.1%;
  10. Louisville: 2.1 million, +11.1%.

ACI: “2010 underscored the resilience of the air transport business and resulted in over 5 billion annual passengers for the first time ever. 2010 also pronounced the shift and divergence in growth across the regions. While North America and Europe have struggled to reach pre-crisis passenger volumes, Asia Pacific, Latin America-Caribbean and Middle East sustained a strong momentum and gained market share through double-digit growth.” Angela Gittens, Director General. Source: ACI, 15-Mar-2011.

ACI: "Passenger and freight growth clearly surpassed global GDP growth in 2010. GDP growth projections for this and the coming years are high creating a positive outlook for demand for air transport. This underpins the need to continue to expand and modernise airport infrastructure to maintain high standards of efficiency and customer service. More than ever, airports will be asked to finance these projects autonomously without public funds requiring private and public airports to be empowered to generate necessary returns on their investment.” Angela Gittens, Director General. Source: ACI, 15-Mar-2011.