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Passenger traffic growth at Non-EU airports bounced back during July


European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE released its traffic report for July 2015. The report is the only air transport report which includes all types of civil aviation passenger flights: network, low cost, charter and others.

During July, passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by +6.7%, pointing to a strong peak summer season for air travel. At EU airports, the average passenger traffic growth was +6.4% with Slovenia, Ireland, Hungary, Romania and Luxembourg leading the region with double digit growth. Passenger traffic at Non-EU airports rebounded after several months of very weak growth, reporting a +7.6% increase – despite continued weakness in Russia.

Meanwhile, freight traffic across the European airport network reported tepid growth of +0.5%. Finally, aircraft movements were up +2.6%, reflecting increased airline capacity.

During 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 adjustment +5.7%, +8.4%, +6.6% and +6.3%.

The airports which reported the highest increases in passenger traffic during the month of July (compared with July 2014) are as follows:

GROUP 1:     Istanbul IST (+16.9%), Madrid (+13.1%), Amsterdam (+8.4%), Frankfurt (+6.6%) and London LGW (+6.4%)

GROUP 2:     Istanbul SAW (+28.5%), Ankara (+25.7%), Athens (+20.6%), Tel Aviv (+18.9%) and Dublin (+16.9%)

GROUP 3:     Gothenburg (+30.0%), Porto (+15.0%), Budapest (+14.3%) Glasgow (+13.6%) and Stuttgart STR (+11.0%)

GROUP 4:    Turku (+752.9%), Ohrid (+70.1%), Bucharest BBU (+51.3%), Rome CIA (+44.7%) and Trabzon (+39.5%)

The ‘ACI EUROPE Airport Traffic Report – July 2015’ includes 209 airports in total representing more than 88% of European air passenger traffic.


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