5-May-2011 11:09 AM

Global pax traffic up 2% in Mar-2011: ACI

Airports Council International (ACI) reports global airport passenger traffic up 2% - traffic highlights in Mar-2011:

  • Total passengers: 295.0 million, +2.0%;
    • Domestic passengers: 162.86 million, +1.9%;
    • International passengers: 129.61 million, +2.1%;
  • Air cargo: 6.33 million tonnes, +3.5%;
    • Domestic cargo: 1.93 million, +5.3%;
    • International cargo: 4.12 million, +2.6%.

ACI: “We admire the resilience of our affected members who have worked diligently to maintain vital airport services despite the magnitude of natural disasters and the impact of political unrest. We will be supporting them and working with them to assist in any way that we can as they rebuild their facilities.” Angela Gittens, Director General. Source: Company Statement, 04-May-2011:

ACI: “The good news is that for many markets, the traffic outlook is holding to expectations and steady growth is a reality. With traffic rising significantly over the next few years, we will be called upon to satisfy our airline customers’ infrastructure needs while at the same time enhancing safety, security and efficiency. Airport development thus remains a critical exercise in our industry which is capital intensive and characterized by long lead times for approvals and execution.” Angela Gittens, Director General. Source: Company Statement, 04-May-2011.

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