Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by 7.9% in November, according to the latest monthly analysis from ACI Europe. Growth was marginally up from the 7.8% increase in October.
Passenger volumes at EU airports grew by 6.8%. However ACI Europe said the increase would have been even stronger were it not for “a series of airline-caused disruptions” including Ryanair cancellations as a result of the airline’s pilot rostering issues.
However ACI Europe said the primary impact came from Air Berlin and Monarch having ceased operations, contributing to traffic losses at Berlin-TXL (-21.1%), Dusseldorf (-9.1%), Vienna (-0.1%), Birmingham (-1.5%) and Copenhagen (-3.5%).
Non-EU airports continued to lead the growth in passenger traffic, with November volumes increasing by 11.6%.
Georgian airports led the dynamic, with growth of 31.8%, while Iceland, Israel, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia also saw their airports achieving double digit growth.
Among Europe’s major airports, the biggest November growth was seen at Frankfurt (+21.1%), Palma De Mallorca (+16.4%), Moscow SVO (+16.4%), Istanbul IST (+15%) and Istanbul SAW (+10.7%).
Among Europe’s Group 2 airports, the highest November growth was seen at Ankara (+32%), Tel Aviv (+17.4%), Lisbon (17.3%), Budapest (+16.9%) and Prague (+15.1%).
21st January 2018