11-Jun-2013 3:26 PM

ACI: global passenger traffic grows modestly by 2% in Apr-2013

ACI reported (07-Jun-2013) passenger traffic at airports increased 1.8% year-on-year in Apr-2013 including a moderate growth of 2.4% in international passenger traffic and a 1.3% increase in domestic passengers. The airport association reported regional disparities with markets like the Middle East posting significant growths at 10.2%, while North America and Europe remained almost flat at -0.3% and +0.4%, respectively. Total freight traffic worldwide increased by 1%. Growth continues to be mixed across airports with approximately 50% of the world’s top twenty air freight hubs registering declines in air freight volume during the month. [more - original PR]