Stockholm and Oslo airports among best performing

But passenger growth weakened in Europe in November, ACI says

European airports continued to see passenger growth weaken in November, according to Airports Council International. Overall passenger traffic saw an increase of 2.8% compared with November 2010, while freight traffic among European airports decreased by 5.5%. However, Oslo and Stockholm did well among Group 2 airports (those welcoming between 10 and 25 million passengers a year), with 8.4% and 7.9% increases year-on-year.
Airports welcoming more than 25 million passengers per year (Group 1), airports welcoming between 10 and 25 million passengers (Group 2), airports welcoming between 5 and 10 million passengers (Group 3) and airports welcoming less than 5 million passengers per year (Group 4) reported an average increase of 2.6%, 2.9%, 2.1% and 4.1%, respectively, when compared with November 2010. The same comparison of November 2011 with November 2009 demonstrates an average increase of 9.7%, 10.9%, 8.5% and 11.2%, respectively.
Examples of airports with the highest increases in 2011 on 2010 include : GROUP 1 Airports – Istanbul IST (+18.7%), Barcelona BCN (+6.3%), Munich (+5.2%), Frankfurt (+4.3%) & Paris ORY (+2.9%). GROUP 2 Airports – Antalya (+21.8%), Moscow SVO (+18.1%), Oslo (+8.4%), Stockholm ARN (+7.9%) & Berlin TXL (+6.3%). GROUP 3 Airports – Venice (+36.5%), Tenerife (+13.7%), Izmir ADB (+11.8%), Gran Canaria (+9.2%) & Budapest (+8.1%). GROUP 4 Airports – Bourgas (+228.3%), Liege (+55.9%), Vilnius (+53.2%), Chambery (+41%) & Tallinn (+39.3%).
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[pictured: Stockholm Hall of Fame, Stockholm Arlanda; Photo: LFV/Morgan Norman]

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