28-Mar-2012 12:39 PM

ACI reports 4.9% rise in passenger numbers in 2011, cargo flat

ACI reports (27-Mar-2012) the following preliminary traffic highlights in 2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 4931.2 million, +4.9% year-on-year;
    • Top 5 airports by passenger numbers:
  • Cargo volume: 86.7 million tonnes, -0.1%;
  • Aircraft movements: 64.7 million, +2.0%. [more – original PR]

ACI: “2011 could best be described as a year of global uncertainty. Cargo traffic slowed for most of the year as business confidence deteriorated in light of the looming Eurozone debt crisis. International passenger traffic remained relatively unaffected by economies in Europe and North America teetering towards recession. Despite economic instability and political unrest in many regions of the world, overall, airports continued to experience sustained global passenger growth as compared to 2010,” General Angela Gittens ACI World Director. Source: Company statement, 27-Mar-2012.