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Passenger traffic exceeds 5 buillion for first time: ACI World

2-Aug-2011 10:40 AM

ACI World released its 2010 World Airport Traffic Report, which covers annual data for 1318 airports in 157 countries. ACI stated that for the first time, global passenger traffic exceeded 5 billion, a 6.6% year-on-year increase. Cargo traffic also set a new record, increasing 15.3% to 91 million tonnes. Highlights include:

  • Passenger numbers: 5.04 billion, +6.6%. All six regions recorded increases;
    • Domestic: +5.8%;
    • International: +7.7%;
  • Cargo volume: 91.0 million tonnes, +15.3%.

Passengers by market:

Busiest airports (total passengers):

Busiest airports (international passengers):

Busiest airports (cargo):

  • Hong Kong: 4.1 million tonnes, +23.2%;
  • Memphis: 3.9 million tonnes, +5.9%;
  • Shanghai Pudong: 3.2 million tonnes, +26.9%;
  • Seoul Incheon: 2.7 million tonnes, +16.1%;
  • Anchorage: 2.6 million tonnes, +36.6%;
  • Paris CDG: 2.4 million tonnes, +16.8%;
  • Frankfurt: 2.3 million tonnes, +20.5%;
  • Dubai: 2.3 million tonnes, 17.8%;
  • Tokyo Narita: 2.2 million tonnes, 17.1%;
  • Louisville: 2.1 million tonnes, 11.2%.

Busiest airport (movements):

  • Atlanta: 950,119, -2.1%;
  • Chicago O’Hare: 882,617, +6.6%;
  • Los Angeles: 666,938, +4.8%;
  • Dallas/Fort Worth: 652,261, +2.1%;
  • Denver: 630,063, +3.8%;
  • Houston George Bush: 531,347, -1.3%;
  • Charlotte: 529,101, +3.9%;
  • Beijing: 517,584, +6.0%;
  • Las Vegas: 505,591, -1.1%;
  • Paris CDG: 499,997, -4.8%.

Fastest growing airports (with more than 5 million pax p/a):

ACI: "While ACI welcomes the industry’s rebound, these numbers underscore the urgency of the airport capacity challenge. Airport operators worldwide are focussing on the need to provide the passenger a positive, seamless travel experience, and planning new capacity to meet the expected doubling of passenger numbers in the next 15 to 20 years. More than ever, governments and our airline partners will need to work closely with tour airports to ensure that the required capacity is added in a safe, secure, efficient and sustainable manner. At the same time, air navigation systems will need to be upgraded to keep pace with the growth curve.” Angela Gittens, Director General. Source: ACI, 01-Aug-2011.