in Aerospace

Europe's passenger traffic up 14.1% in April

Posted 6 June 2017 · Add Comment

European airport trade association, ACI EUROPE today released its traffic report for April 2017, which shows average passenger traffic in geographical Europe grew by an outstanding +14.1% during April, compared with the same month last year.



While the permanence of strong demand and continued airline capacity expansion coupled with air traffic picking up in Turkey played an important role, a number of one-off & exceptional factors distorted the comparison with April 2016. These include the fact that air traffic in April last year was severely affected by the Brussels terrorist attacks, ATC strikes in France also taking place in April last year and Easter moving from March to April this year. 

The growth reported was equally spread between EU airports (+14.1%) and Non-EU airports (+14.2%) – with every single national market across Europe reporting passenger traffic increases.

Within the EU, 22 countries posted double digit growth, including 11 that each registered over +20%: Belgium (+45.4%)*, Bulgaria (+51%), Croatia (+34.1%), Cyprus (+29.7%), Czech Republic (+29.3%), Luxembourg (+21.6%), Malta (+26.6%), Poland (+21.3%), Portugal (27.9%), Romania (+32%) and Slovenia (+31.5%).

The performance of the Non-EU market was remarkable for the resurgence of passenger traffic in Turkey – bouncing back to full recovery after months of incremental gains. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the Non-EU countries, airports in Iceland, Georgia, Russia, Moldova and Ukraine recorded very impressive growth.

Freight traffic was also a positive story, at a solid +5.6%. Aircraft movements were up +4.2%.

During the month of April, 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 +11.2%, +18.7%, +15.4% and +14.3%.

The airports which reported the highest increases in passenger traffic during April 2017 (compared with April 2016) are as follows:

GROUP 1:     Palma De Mallorca (+23.7%), Moscow DME (+19.8%), Moscow SVO (+19.2%), Manchester (+17.0%) and Zurich (+15.2%)

GROUP 2:     Brussels (+99.9%), Lisbon (+30.4%), Prague (+29.2%), St Petersburg (+27.6%) and Tel Aviv (+25.2%)

GROUP 3:     Keflavik (+61.7%), Larnaca (+38.8%), Ibiza (+35.5%), Kiev (+30.8%) and Heraklion (+28.9%)

GROUP 4:    Taranto (+525%), Bucharest BBU (+493.5%), Nis (+461.9%), Oradea (+232.4%) and Kutaisi (+114.5%)

The ACI EUROPE Airport Traffic Report – April 2017 includes 241 airports in total representing more than 88% of European air passenger traffic.

ACI EUROPE Airport Traffic Reports are unique in that they are the only ones to include all types of airline passenger flights to, from and within Europe: full service, low cost, charter and others.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

ADS encourages partnership with industry to enhance national security

ADS, the UK trade organisation representing the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors - with over 1,000 member businesses - said today that the Government should work more collaboratively with industry to deliver

Airbus encourages NI SMEs to look to Space

Airbus Defence and Space in partnership with Digital Catapult NI, Invest Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Space Office launches a new space challenge to encourage Northern Ireland small and medium-sized enterprises and

Kelvin Hughes to supply INBS to RNZN

Kelvin Hughes has been awarded a contract by Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply the Integrated Navigation Bridge System (INBS) for The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) Vessel.

Aerothermal delivers first of its kind oven to aerospace supplier

Aerothermal has designed, manufactured, delivered and installed a new, state-of-the-art eight metre oven to a global aerospace supplier, the first of its type in the world.

Appsecco enters training partnership with DevSecCon

Specialist application security company Appsecco, has announced that it is launching a training partnership with DevSecCon, a global platform for security experts, software developers and DevOps practitioners, to showcase their

Luton Airport has its busiest ever summer

A total of 1.6 million passengers flew through London Luton Airport (LLA) in August, a 6.8% rise compared with August 2016 and the 41st consecutive month of growth for LLA.

SMI FAV0409161017
See us at
SMI MilSat BT2907101117SMI AirMissBT0305251017SMIUAV BT1005280917Advanced Engineering BT1007021117SMI FAV BT1007161117SMI12DE BT203280917Aviation Africa BT18418