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May passenger traffic up 8.2% at European airports

Posted 7 July 2017 · Add Comment

European airport trade association, ACI EUROPE today released its traffic report for May 2017, showing passenger traffic kept growing strongly in May, with an average increase across geographical Europe of +8.2%, compared to the same month last year.



Both the EU and non-EU markets fueled the dynamic, with passenger traffic increasing respectively by +7.7% and +9.9%.

The Southern and Eastern parts of the EU clearly outperformed the bloc’s average – with a total of 15 countries reporting double digit growth including Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia.

In the non-EU bloc, Russian airports led the dynamic in passenger traffic along with airports in Iceland, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova. Turkey’s airports reported a mixed yet gradually improving performance, primarily attributable to the recovery of the Turkish tourism sector - and in particular the return of Russian tourists.

Amongst the top 20 European airports, Antalya (+36.5%), Moscow-Domodedovo (+19.1%) and Moscow-Sheremetyevo (+17.2%) registered the highest increase in passenger traffic.

Looking at the Majors (top 5 European airports), Amsterdam-Schiphol posted the strongest performance (+8.1%), followed by Frankfurt (+5.7%), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (+3.7%), capacity constrained London-Heathrow (+2.9%) and Istanbul-Ataturk (+0.2%).

Freight traffic posted an impressive monthly performance at +12.2% on the back of improved economic conditions globally and a rebound in international trade. Aircraft movements were up by +4.2%, mostly aligned with previous months and reflecting solid airline capacity expansion driven by Low Cost Carriers.

During the month of May, 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 +5.1%, +11.8%, +8.8% and +10.8%.                                              

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

GROUP 1: Moscow DME (+19.1%), Moscow SVO (+17.2%), Manchester (+12.1%), Amsterdam (+8.1%) and Barcelona (+6.9%)

GROUP 2: Antalya (+36.5%), St Petersburg (+26%), Warsaw (+22.1%),  Prague (+21.1%) and Birmingham (+19.5%)

GROUP 3: Kiev (+28.8%), Naples (+26.6%), Keflavik (+22.8%), Faro (+16.9%) and Porto (+15.1%)

GROUP 4: Bucharest BBU (+821.4%), Nis (+357.3%), Oradea (+219.6%), Arad (+123.5%) and Kutaisi (+100.7%)

The ACI EUROPE Airport Traffic Report – May 2017 includes 242 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.

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