Decline in traffic growth continues in Europe

ACI Europe confirms that first half of 2012 shows trend

Just-released traffic figures for Europe’s airports confirm the precarious situation facing both the industry and the wider European economy, according to ACI Europe. The first half of the year witnessed a significant and persistent fall in traffic growth, with the boost in June from the European football championship doing little to counter this downward trend.
Overall passenger traffic at European airports in the first half of 2012 increased by only +2.3% compared with H1 2011. Freight traffic among European airports declined by -3.4%. Aircraft movements – an indicator of airline capacity – at European airports decreased by -1.6%.
A divide within Europe remains, with passenger traffic growth at EU airports remaining weak at +1.3% while non-EU airport traffic continued to surge ahead, with growth of +9.1%.
International Airport Review
[pictured: Flight departure screen at airport train station, Paris]


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