11-Aug-2009 11:10 AM

ACI-Europe reports 8% fall in Jun-2009 pax numbers

ACI-Europe reports (10-Aug-09) the following traffic highlights:

  • Jun-2009:
    • Passenger numbers: n/a, -7.6% year-on-year;
      • Group 1: n/a, -7.4%;
      • Group 2: n/a, -8.2%;
      • Group 3: n/a, -6.5%;
      • Group 4:  n/a, -8.0%;
    • Cargo volume: -20.1%;
    • Aircraft movements: n/a, -8.6%;
  • 6 months ended 30-Jun-2009:
    • Passenger numbers: n/a, -9.6%;
    • Cargo volume: n/a, -23.7%.

ACI EUROPE: “These figures speak from themselves. More than 85% of European airports are suffering falls in traffic so far this year. Traffic recovery is not yet in sight, although we may have hit the bottom…However, there is still a great deal of uncertainty. We don’t know yet when the much-talked about ‘green shoots in the economy’ will result in a return to growth in aviation and we remain heavily exposed to potential risks relating to H1N1 and future oil price fluctuations,” Olivier Jankovec, Director General. Source: ACI Europe, 10-Aug-2009.