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ACI: European airports welcomed 3.5% more passengers during November

ACI: European airports welcomed 3.5% more passengers during November

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE today released its traffic results for the month of November across the European airport network. The overall passenger traffic growth at Europe’s airport reported an increase of +3.5% compared to November 2012.

EU airports showed an increase averaging +2.2%, while passenger traffic at non-EU airports reported an average increase of +8.4%, when compared with the same month in the preceding year.

In line with recent months, most non-EU airports posted very dynamic growth, while EU airports reported mixed results. Airports in Ireland, Malta and Portugal enjoyed significant growth, along with many in Eastern Europe. Spanish airports continued to see improving performance and many in the UK and the Benelux also posted positive figures. However, passenger traffic was generally disappointing in France, Germany, Italy and Austria - as well as in Greece and Cyprus.

Aircraft movements for the whole of Europe reported an increase of +0.4%, while freight reported a welcome robust result of +5.4%.

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 of +2.1%, +4.3%, +5.3% and +4.5% respectively when compared with November 2012.


Airports that experienced the highest increases in passenger traffic per group, when comparing November 2013 with November 2012 were:

GROUP 1 Airports – Moscow SVO (+10.9%), Istanbul IST (+7.6%), Antalya (+6.1%), Barcelona BCN (+4.5%) & London LGW (+4.2%)

GROUP 2 Airports - Istanbul SAW (+44.4%), St Petersburg (+14.8%), Gran Canaria (+13.5%), Malaga (+12.2%) & Dublin (+6.7%)

GROUP 3 Airports – Catania (64.6%), Lanzarote (+21.3%), Ankara (+20.6%), Warsaw WAW (+19.1%) & Alicante (+14.4%),

GROUP 4 Airports - Vatry (+117.4%), Tampere (+46.9%), Kaunas (+45.2%), Chambery (+28.3%) & Rome CIA (+27.9%)

The ‘ACI EUROPE Airport Traffic Report – November 2013’ includes 181 airports in total representing approximately 88% of European air passenger traffic.