Airports of Thailand, Japan Airport Terminal ends week on a high, Aeroports de Paris, Ferrovial up

Airport shares worldwide ended the week on a positive note on Friday with Airports of Thailand and Japan Airport Terminal Co (JAT) surging 9.3% and 8.8%, respectively.

Australia Infrastructure Fund’s shares rose 2.6% following the release of Melbourne Airport’s Aug-2009 traffic, which showed a 1.4% increase in domestic passenger traffic:

  • Passenger numbers:
    • Domestic: n/a, +1.4% year-on-year;
    • International: n/a, +7.2%.

Elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region, Chinese airports’ shares were generally higher, led by Xiamen (+1.8%) and Shenzhen (+1.7%) airports. Hainan Airport went against the trend, closing down 2.4% on Friday.

Zurich down, Vienna up

In Europe, Zurich Airport’s shares eased 0.7%, despite reporting improvements in its Aug-2009 traffic results:

  • Passenger numbers: 2.1 million, +0.2% year-on-year;
  • Cargo volume: 26,810 tonnes, -14.2%;
  • Aircraft movements: 23,681, -3.2%.

Zurich Airport’s competitor, Vienna Airport’s shares gained 4.3% in trading on Friday. The airport reported mixed Aug-2009 traffic results with both passenger numbers and aircraft movements showing signs of further deterioration, while the cargo volume decline eased in Aug-2009 to -4%.

Selected airports daily share price movements (% change): 11-Sep-2009