In October 2009, passenger traffic at A?roports de Paris' main airports dropped by 3.3% to 7.1m, compared with October 2008, with Charles de Gaulle accounting for 5.1m (-1.9%) and Paris-Orly 2m (-6.7%) with traffic at
the latter adversely impacted by a ground handling strike.
International traffic (excluding Europe) decreased by 1.6%.Traffic on routes to and from Africa was almost stable at -0.1%. Traffic on North American routes fell by -1.6%, while Latin America dropped by -2.2%. On Middle Eastern and Asian routes, traffic dropped by -2.9% and -3.1% respectively.
European traffic (excluding France) fell by -4.6% including -3.2% on Schengen routes and -9.9% for the British and Irish markets.