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Prague Airport reports 3% decrease in Jan-2012 pax, LCC segments post 9.5% traffic decline

1-Mar-2012 11:33 AM

Czech Republic's Prague Ruzyne Airport handled 641,073 passengers in Jan-2012, a 2.6% year-on-year reduction. Aircraft movements decreased 7.5% to 10,135 and an overall decline in demand for freight traffic led to a 14.1% decline of cargo volumes. [more - original PR]

Prague Airport: "The segment of legacy carriers was the only one demonstrating a positive growth by 1.5% in terms of passenger volumes. Low cost airlines posted a decline by 9.5% while charter traffic decreased by 22.6% year-on-year. January 2012 also confirmed the trend from the previous year of increasing share of point-to-point passengers to the detriment of transfer passengers. While the number of local passengers grew by 7.4%, transfer passenger volumes were down by 25.5%." Source: Company statement, 29-Feb-2012.