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ACI-Europe reports 2% fall in Oct-2009 traffic

11-Dec-2009 12:33 PM

ACI-Europe reports (10-Dec-09) the following traffic highlights in Oct-2009:

  • Passenger numbers: -2.1% year-on-year;
    • Group 1: -1.4%;
    • Group 2: -3.6%;
    • Group 3: -2.4%;
    • Group 4: -2.7%;
  • Cargo volume: -3.1%.

ACI-Europe: “These Oct-2009 figures confirm a trend towards a slow and gradual air traffic recovery, which started over the summer and which has mainly been driven by low cost airlines. The pace of recovery is more pronounced for freight, as the significant gap between freight traffic and passenger traffic that characterised this downturn has now narrowed considerably. This reflects the fact that European economies are no longer in recession and that business confidence is improving,” Olivier Jankovec, Director General ACI EUROPE. Source: ACI Europe, 10-Dec-2009.