9-Aug-2012 2:18 PM

ACI: Pax traffic up strong, cargo rebounds in Jun-2012

ACI reported (08-Aug-2012) passenger traffic at its member airports increased 5% year-on-year in Jun-2012 and 1H2012. According to the industry association, while certain domestic markets have slowed in North America (+0.8%), Europe (-0.3%) and Africa (-2.4%), international passenger traffic has shown strong growth in Jun-2012. Africa (+19.2%) and the Middle East (+13.9%) recovered from the sharp declines in traffic in 2011 brought on by the Arab Spring while Asia Pacific also reported double-digit growth in international passenger traffic at +12.3%. Details include:

  • Jun-2012:
    • Passenger numbers: +4.7% year-on-year;
      • Domestic: +2.9%;
      • International: +6.8%;
    • Cargo volume: +1.0%;
      • Domestic: +0.2%;
      • International: +1.5%;
  • Six months ended 30-Jun-2012:
    • Passenger numbers: +4.9%;
      • Domestic: +3.8%;
      • International: +6.4%;
    • Cargo volume: -1.1%;

ACI: “Though the economic outlook is ominous for many major economies, emerging markets continue to be fuelled by their strong domestic demand, and persevere despite these downside risks,” Rafael Echevarne, economics director. Source: Company statement, 08-Aug-2012.

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