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ACI Europe: Underwhelming traffic growth at European airports in Jul-2013

5-Sep-2013 2:04 PM

ACI Europe reported (04-Sep-2013) an underwhelming result for European airports in Jul-2013, with a growth of just 1.6% year-on-year in passenger traffic, a 1.2% increase in cargo traffic and a 0.1% increase in aircraft movements. EU airports recorded a 0.4% increase in passenger traffic while non-EU airports continued to enjoy growth of 6.8%. Commenting on the results, ACI Europe director general Olivier Jankovec said the results “while slightly improving, continue to be disappointing – with the pace of air traffic recovery in the EU being almost anemic,” and further illustrates the fact that the pace of economic recovery is extremely slow and uneven across the continent.” Notable growth were recorded at Moscow Sheremetyevo (+11.8%), Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (+18.7%), Saint Petersburg (+18.1%), Stockholm Arlanda (+10.2%) and Bergen (+12.7%). [more - original PR]