Aci Europe: airport traffic report for the 3Q and September 2022
Freight and aircraft movements -ATTACHMENT
European airport trade body ACI EUROPE released yesterday its airport traffic report for the third quarter (Q3) and September 2022.
Passenger traffic across the European airport network increased by +61% in Q3 compared to the same period last year. International passenger traffic (+84%) drove the surge as largely unrestricted cross border travel led to a boom in leisure and VFR travel over the peak summer months. Domestic passenger traffic (+14%) expanded at lower but still dynamic pace.
When compared to pre-pandemic (2019) levels, passenger traffic in Q3 stood at -12%, a significant improvement over Q2 (-17%) and Q1 (-39%).
Traffic momentum holding up in September
In September passenger traffic across the European airport network stood at -12% when compared to pre-pandemic (September 2019) levels.
Airports in the EU+ markets kept improving and posted their best monthly recovery performance at -12% (vs. -14% in August). Airports in the rest of Europe also made further gains at -15% (vs. -16% in August).
Freight and aircraft movements
Freight traffic across the European airport network decreased by -1% in Q3 compared to the same period last year, with EU+ airports seeing freight traffic at -1% and those in the rest of Europe at -4%. Overall freight traffic increased by +6% compared to (Q3 2019) pre-pandemic levels.
Aircraft movements increased by +31% in Q3 across the European airport network compared to the same period last year, with airports in the EU+ market at +37% and those in the rest of Europe at +9%.
The integral version of the report (four pages) is attached to this AVIONEWS.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency