European Passenger Traffic Grew By 1.8 Per Cent In 1H

ACI Europe has released passenger traffic figures for 1H 2013, showing an overall increase of 1.8 per cent compared with the same period last year. At European Union (EU) airports, traffic decreased by 0.2 per cent, while non-EU airports in Turkey, Russia, Iceland and Norway reported growth of 9.8 per cent. Meanwhile, freight traffic at European airports fell by 0.9 per cent and aircraft movements decreased by 2.9 per cent. Olivier Jankovec, director general, ACI Europe, said that the 1H performance is “consistent with the fact that economic sentiment across the Eurozone is generally improving” but noted a need to be “very cautious”. He stated: “Airlines are still not adding much capacity to the market and freight traffic remains in recession.”

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