European down by 10.7%

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ACI Europe reports gloomily that overall passenger traffic at European airports fell by -10.7% in January 2009 compared with January 2008, with only a few rare examples of airports bucking the downward trend.


Airports handling more than 25m passengers a year (Group 1), those in Group 2 with between 10m and 25m, Group 3 airports with between 5m and 10m and Group 4 with less than 5m reported average decreases of -10.0%, -12.0%, -12.1% and -8.3% respectively when compared with January 2008.

The same comparison between January 2009 with January 2007 shows average increases of +7.0%, +8.0%, +8.9% and +4.0% respectively.

ACI says that airports that bucked the trend in the January 2009 and January 2008 monthly comparison include Berlin SXF (+5.5%), Milan/Orio al Serio (+4.2%) and Bergen (+2.0%) in Group 3 and Liege (+57.4%), Sofia (+14.3%), Riga (+10.3%), Kristiansand (+3.5%) and Aalesund (+2.0%) in Group 4.

Meanwhile, A?roports de Paris has separately reported that its February 2009 passenger numbers at Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris were down 8.1% to 5.6m passengers.

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