Beijing Airport soars, Vienna rallies - share wrap
Air China, Beijing's biggest carrier, announced an 18.5% increase in domestic passenger numbers in Feb-2009, although international volumes dropped 11.8%. The carrier stated that despite the double-digit year-on-year increase in passenger traffic in Feb-2009, "the impact of the financial crisis is yet to be fully revealed".
Meanwhile, Vienna Airport's shares rose a further 5.6% yesterday amid broader market gains across Europe. Austrian Airlines' future within the Lufthansa Group appears a setp closer as EU Transport Commissioner, Antonio Tajani, declared at the weekend that he does not see competition issues arising in Lufthansa's takeover offer for shares in the Vienna-based airline.
Selected airports daily share price movements (% change): 16-Mar-09