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Mixed day for airport stocks: Indian traffic soaring

Global airport stocks were mixed yesterday, with Vienna Airport falling 1.8% and Copenhagen Airport closing 1.4% lower. At the other end of the scale, Fraport and Venice Airport rose 1.8% and 2.7%, respectively.

Indian airline traffic soaring

Airline traffic growth in India remained above 20% last month, spurred by economic expansion. The year-on-year comparison is also favourable (traffic fell around 5% in May-2009). See the CAPA Country profile on Indian Aviation.

Indian carriers domestic passenger numbers and passenger number growth: May-09 to May-2010

Shares in GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd, which operates Mumbai Airport, eased 0.7% yesterday. Elsewhere, Beijing Airport rose 1.4% and Korea Airport rose 0.4%.

Selected airports daily share price movements (% change): 15-Jun-2010