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The accumulated figure for passenger traffic January to July 2011 increased by +9.0%

European airport traffic contrast continues during July

Summer traffic figures for Europe’s airports released reveal an ongoing contrast between European airport passenger and freight traffic during July. Following a similar trend in June, the overall passenger traffic at European airports increased by +6.9% in July 2011 compared with July 2010, while the overall freight traffic among European airports was flat at just +0.3% for the…

Summer traffic figures for Europe’s airports released reveal an ongoing contrast between European airport passenger and freight traffic during July. Following a similar trend in June, the overall passenger traffic at European airports increased by +6.9% in July 2011 compared with July 2010, while the overall freight traffic among European airports was flat at just +0.3% for the same period when compared with the corresponding month in 2010. The overall figure for movements at European airports increased +2.8% in July 2011 when compared with July 2010.

The accumulated figure for passenger traffic January to July 2011 increased by +9.0% compared with the corresponding period 2010. The accumulated figure for freight traffic during January to July increased by +3.2% and movements increased by +5.3% during the corresponding period when compared with 2010.

In traffic figures specifically relating to the month of July, 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 +6.8%, +7.7%, +6.8% and +5.5% respectively when compared with July 2010. The same comparison of July 2011 with July 2009 demonstrates an average increase of +11.5%, +16.9%, +17.0% and +15.0% respectively.

Examples of airports that experienced the highest increase in passenger traffic per group, when comparing July 2011 with July 2010, include:
– Group 1 airports – Barcelona (+21.3%), Istanbul IST (+19.4%), Amsterdam (+8.9%) and Munich (+7.4%)
– Group 2 airports – Moscow DME (+17.9%), Istanbul SAW (+17.0%), Helsinki (+16.9%) and Moscow SVO (+16.1%)
– Group 3 airports – Venice (+40.0%), Kiev (+19.8%), Tenerife TFS (+18.0%) and Porto (+14.4%)
– Group 4 airports – Ohrid (+122.0%), Skelleftea (+51.2%), Tallinn (+39.3%) and Malmo (+30.8%)

The ‘ACI Europe Airport Traffic Report – July 2011′ includes 167 airports in total.

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