Passengers and business alike need a stable and coherent European framework to restart travelling and safely prepare for spring, it was argued.
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.
European airport trade body, ACI Europe this morning released the first comprehensive report of airport traffic performance for H1 2013. The report includes all scheduled air traffic at Europe’s airports, including networks carriers, low cost carriers, charter and others.
On a global level, demand for air travel has consistently posted positive year over year growth for every month for the last two years. Much of the growth can be attributed to airports based in emerging markets. In May 2012, the Middle East (+11.5%), Africa (+9.4%), and Asia-Pacific (+7.1%) all posted strong gains in passenger traffic whereas the developed economies of Europe and North America experienced only slight increases of +0.8% and +0.7% respectively.
European airports have reported a sharp increase in passenger number for February as the global economic recovery continues to gather pace. Overall passenger traffic at European airports increased by 5.3 per cent during the month when compared to the previous year, according to the latest figures from the ACI EUROPE Airport Traffic Report.