19-Mar-2010 11:24 AM

ACI reports 2.7% fall in 2009 pax numbers

Airports Council International (ACI) reports (17-Mar-2010) the following preliminary traffic highlights in 2009:

  • Passenger numbers: 4.4 billion, -2.7% year-on-year;
  • Cargo volume: 71.3 million tonnes, -8.2%;
  • International: 41.7 million tonnes, -10.1%;
  • Aircraft movements: 63.9 million, -5.5%. [more]

ACI: “We are pleased to see that the global results for 2009 were less depressed than originally anticipated, although the pattern was as we had forecast. We recognize the economic cautions ahead but early indications for January and February confirm continuing global traffic stabilization with reports of renewed domestic and international demand in many localities,” Angela Gittens, ACI World Director General. Source: ACI, 17-Mar-2010.

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