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7-Dec-2009 9:25 AM

ACI reports positive growth for freight traffic in Oct-09

ACI reports (04-Dec-09) the following traffic highlights:

  • In Oct-09:
    • Passenger numbers: +1.8% year-on-year;
      • International: -0.2%;
      • Domestic: +3.5%;
    • Cargo volume: +1.3%;
      • International: +1.4%;
      • Domestic: +2.2%;
  • Ten months ended 31-Oct-09:
    • Passenger numbers: -3.9% year-on-year;
      • International: -5.4%;
      • Domestic: -2.5%;
    • Cargo volume: -15.3%;
      • International: -6.1%;
      • Domestic: -12.4%.

ACI: “The black ink in all three freight categories for the first time since Jul-08 is the best traffic news of the month. This is welcome positive progress coming on the heels of a steady narrowing of the negative gap with 2008 traffic results. This pattern mirrors the ‘down-flat-up’ curve we have seen in passenger traffic over the past few months… A word of caution. This is not a sharp turning point, and even if positive growth continues in November and December, we are still likely to see a negative overall result for 2009 of about 10%.” Angela Gittens, Director General ACI World. Source: ACI, 04-Dec-09.

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