14-Mar-2011 12:49 PM

ACI Europe reports pax traffic up 7.5% in Jan-2011

ACI Europe reports passenger traffic at European airports up 7.5% - traffic highlights in Jan-2011:

  • Passenger traffic: +7.5%;
  • Aircraft movements: +5.2%;
  • Air cargo: +10.3%.

ACI Europe announced the strongest performing airports were Ohrid (+169.8%), Kaunas (+85.3%), Bourgas (Burgas) (+65.1%), Brindisi (+58.0%), Istanbul Sabiha Gocken (+29.7%), Moscow Sheremetyevo (+20.5%), Barcelona (+19.9%), Munich (+19.5%), and Ankara (+19.4%).

ACI Europe: “With such promising January growth reported, it looks like we have reached a turning point. Consumer confidence is up, airlines are adding capacity and signs of dynamic growth are in evidence at European airports big and small. However, political instability on other side of the Mediterranean and in the Middle East, coupled with the alarming rise in oil prices and the ongoing sovereign debt crisis in Europe all continue to cast significant shadows for the months ahead.” Oliver Jankovec, Director General. Source: ACI Europe, 11-Mar-2011.