1 Press release ACI EUROPE 6 square de Meeûs 1000 Brussels, Belgium For immediate release 8 October European airport passenger traffic up 4.9 in ACI EUROPE Airport Traffic Report - Brussels, 8 October : On average, passenger traffic among European airports increased +4.9 in when compared with. The average freight traffic among European airports increased and the average increase in movements at European airports was +5.5 in when compared with. Some examples of airports that experienced a significant increase in traffic, when comparing with, include: Group 1 airports: Rome Fiumicino (+7.1), Madrid Barajas (+6.2), and Amsterdam Schiphol (+5.1); Group 2 airports: Munich (+14.4), Vienna (+14.0), and London Stansted (+9.4); Group 3 airports: Moscow Domodedovo (+25.2), Prague (+22.7) and Stuttgart (+14.4); and Group 4 airports: Girona (+62.7), Riga (+56.3) and Vilnius (+44.0). Passenger figures for indicate that Group 4 airports (airports welcoming less than 5 million passengers per year) had the largest increase in traffic - with an average increase of +7.9 when compared with - and an average increase of when compared with Airports welcoming more than 25 million passengers per year (Group 1), airports welcoming between 10 and 25 million passengers (Group 2) and airports welcoming between 5 and 10 million passengers (Group 3) reported an average increase of +3.4, +4.8 and +5.7 respectively when compared with. The same comparison of with 2002 demonstrates an average increase of +6.3, +8.4 and respectively. The attached ACI EUROPE Airport Traffic Report (see below) is a dedicated service for journalists and is also available in the password protected Traffic statistics section of the Media room on our website ( Members of the media may also access additional traffic analysis and comprehensive traffic databases. For your password to access these sections, please contact Aurélie Nieuborg by tel: +32 (0) or by at: Your request will be validated and the password will be ed to your work address.
2 * Note to editors The monthly Airport Traffic Report has evolved to include a wide spectrum of 84 small, medium and large airports. Bournemouth (BOH), Dubrovnik (DBV), Humberside (HUY), Madeira (FNC) and Nottingham East Midlands (EMA) airport are the latest airports to be included in the report. To reflect better this development, airport groups will be classified in line with a definition developed in a European Commission working paper. As such, the airports in this report are now divided into four groups based on yearly passenger figures from according to the following definitions: Group 1 - major airports welcoming more than 25 million passengers per year; Group 2 - large airports welcoming between 10 and 25 million passengers per year; Group 3 - medium sized airports welcoming between 5 and 10 million passengers per year; and Group 4 - small airports welcoming less than 5 million passengers per year. ENDS For more information, please contact Ronan Anderson, Communications Manager, ACI EUROPE at mobile: +32 (0) or tel: +32 (0) Airports Council International (ACI) is the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI EUROPE represents over 450 airports in 45 European countries. Member airports handle 90 of commercial air traffic in Europe, welcoming over a billion passengers each year.
3 Source: Airports Council International, Geneva, Switzerland Airports Council International, European Region, Brussels
4 Airports London Heathrow (LHR) Paris Roissy (CDG) Frankfurt (FRA) Amsterdam (AMS) Madrid (MAD) London Gatwick (LGW) Palma de Mallorca (PMI) Rome-Fiumicino (FCO) Barcelona (BCN) Munich (MUC) Manchester (MAN) Paris Orly (ORY) London Stansted (STN) Milan-Malpensa (MXP) Dublin (DUB) Copenhagen (CPH) Zurich (ZRH) Brussels (BRU) Düsseldorf (DUS) Athens (ATH) Moscow- Domodedovo (DME) Vienna (VIE) Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN) Oslo (OSL) Malaga (AGP) Lisbon (LIS) Passengers January - Commercial movements Freight (metric tones) 6,334, ,106, , , ,959, ,255, , , ,924, ,979, , , ,253, ,618, , , ,735, ,728, , , ,703, ,316, , , ,951, ,201, , , ,790, ,681, , , ,522, ,481, , , ,518, ,565, , , ,459, ,454, , , ,228, ,266, , , ,165, ,865, , , ,104, ,523, , , ,821, ,599, , N/A N/A 1,741, ,765, , N/A N/A 1,664, ,465, , , ,632, ,505, , , ,586, ,987, , , ,578, ,116, , , ,552, ,242, , , ,489, ,774, , , ,419, ,754, , , ,365, ,971, , , ,346, ,247, , ,238, ,288, , , /11
5 Airports Prague (PRG) Nice (NCE) Birmingham (BHX) Alicante (ALC) Berlin (TXL) Stuttgart (STR) Helsinki (HEL) Hamburg (HAM) Glasgow (GLA) Cologne/Bonn (CGN) Ibiza (IBZ) Tenerife Sur (TFS) Gran Canaria (LPA) Edinburgh (EDI) Budapest (BUD) Milan Linate (LIN) Warsaw (WAW) Faro (FAO) Venice (VCE) Lanzarote (ACE) Hanover (HAJ) Marseille (MRS) Lyon (LYS) Menorca (MAH) Nottingham East Midlands (EMA) Toulouse (TLS) Bologna (BLQ) Passengers January - Commercial movements Freight (metric tones) 1,068, ,323, , , ,006, ,369, , , ,080, , , ,823, , , ,220, , , , ,782, , , , ,135, , , , ,490, , , ,500* 4.4 5,709,000* 4.5 8, ** , ,341, , , , ,016, , , ,748, , , ,181, , , ,100* 7.8 5,343,000* 7.3 9, ,916** , ,150, , , , ,031, , , , ,917, , , , ,244, , , ,036, , , , ,668, , , ,464, , , ,905, , , , ,267, , , , ,894, , , N/A N/A 5, , , ,749, , , , *** *** 5, , /11
6 Airports Fuerteventura (FUE) Malta (MLA) Porto (OPO) Girona (GRO) Bergen (BGO) Valencia (VLC) Bilbao (BIO) Goteborg (GOT) Nuremberg (NUE) Tenerife Norte (TFN) Hahn (HHN) Turin (TRN) Rome-Ciampino (CIA) Sevilla (SVQ) Bordeaux (BOD) Madeira (FNC) Basel-Mulhouse (BSL/ML) Trondheim (TRD) Aberdeen (ABZ) Stavanger (SVG) Charleroi (CRL) Southampton (SOU) Malmo (MMX) Dubrovnik (DBV) Strasbourg (SXB) Vilnius (VNO) Passengers January - Commercial movements Freight (metric tones) 410, ,613,100 ±0.0 3, , ,915, , , , ,053, , , , ,942, , , ,490, , , ,037, , , ,268, , , ,583, , , , ,402, , , ,212, , , , ,834, , , , ,125, , , ,582, , , , ,747, , , ,958, , , ,550, , N/A N/A 244, ,642, , , , ,820, , ,900* 7.5 1,731,400* 4.0 7, ** , ,763, , , ,364, , N/A N/A 152,000* 8.4 1,013,700* , ** ± , ,175, , , , , , , ,261, , , , , /11
7 Airports Riga (RIX) Stockholm- Bromma (BMA) Humberside (HUY) Bournemouth (BOH) Liege (LGG) Passengers January - Commercial movements Freight (metric tones) 109, , , , , , N/A 65, , , , , , , , , , Preliminary traffic figures *Terminal passengers **Freight & Mail ***Closed two months runway extension Total commercial passengers International passengers (enplaned + deplaned) + domestic passengers (enplaned + deplaned) + direct transit passengers (passengers who arrive at and depart from the airport on a flight bearing the same number. They are counted only ONCE). Commercial movements Landing or take off of an aircraft operating a scheduled or non scheduled commercial service. Freight Freight loaded and unloaded (arriving or departing) at the airport. Freight comprises goods, newspapers, diplomatic bags, parcel post and express parcel. 5/11
8 The ten largest airports on freight reporting to ACI EUROPE (metric tones) Airports Frankfurt (FRA) Paris Roissy (CDG) Amsterdam (AMS) London Heathrow (LHR) Brussels (BRU) Cologne/Bonn (CGN) Liege (LGG) Zurich (ZRH) Milan-Malpensa (MXP) Madrid (MAD) 139, , , , , , , , , , * Table only includes airports that send statistics regarding freight to ACI EUROPE Group 1 Airports welcoming more than 25 million passengers per year (percentage traffic versus and 2002) Airport 2002 LHR CDG FRA AMS MAD LGW FCO wa* *weighted average=sum(change*pax)/sum(pax) MAD FCO CDG FRA AMS LHR LGW vs vs 2002 wa 6/11
9 Group 2 Airports welcoming between 10 and 25 million passengers per year (percentage traffic versus and 2002) Airport 2002 PMI BCN MUC MAN ORY STN MXP DUB +3.4 N/A CPH ZRH BRU DUS ATH VIE ARN OSL AGP wa* *weighted average=sum(change*pax)/sum(pax) STN VIE BCN AGP MAN DUB DUS ARN ZRH PMI MUC ORY CPH BRU ATH OSL wa MXP vs vs /11
10 Group 3 Airports welcoming between 5 and 10 million passengers per year (percentage traffic versus and 2002) Airport 2002 DME LIS PRG NCE BHX ALC TXL STR HEL HAM GLA CGN TFS LPA EDI LIN +4.1 N/A ACE MRS LYS TLS wa* *weighted average=sum(change*pax)/sum(pax) CGN LIS BHX TXL HEL EDI NCE TFS DME PRG ALC STR GLA LPA LIN vs vs 2002 ACE LYS MRS TLS wa 8/11
11 Group 4 Airports welcoming less than 5 million passengers per year (percentage traffic versus and 2002) Airport 2002 IBZ BUD WAW FAO VCE HAJ MAH EMA +3.4 N/A BLQ -1.9 N/A FUE MLA OPO GRO BGO VLC BIO GOT NUE TFN HHN TRN IBZ BUD FAO WAW VCE HAJ MAH EMA BLQ FUE MLA OPO GRO BGO VLC BIO GOT NUE vs vs 2002 TFN HHN TRN 9/11
12 Group 4 Airports welcoming less than 5 million passengers per year (percentage traffic versus and 2002) Airport 2002 CIA SVQ BOD FNC +2.2 N/A BSL/ML TRD ABZ SVG CRL N/A SOU MMX DBV N/A SXB VNO RIX BMA HUY +8.8 N/A BOH +5.2 N/A LGG wa* *weighted average=sum(change*pax)/sum(pax) CIA CRL BMA LGG BOD ABZ MMX SXB BOH SVQ FNC TRD SVG SOU DBV VNO RIX HUY wa BSL/ML vs vs /11
13 Year-to-date airport passenger trends The graphic illustrates and compares the trends of the different airport Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 for February January April March May June July November October September December Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 The graphic compares the amount of total commercial passengers with, 2002 and The airports included, in this graphic, are: London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris Roissy, Amsterdam, London Gatwick, Madrid, Rome-Fiumicino, Barcelona, Manchester, Munich, Paris Orly, Milan-Malpensa, London Stansted, Zurich, Dublin, Copenhagen, Brussels, Stockholm-Arlanda, Vienna, Düsseldorf and Lisbon passengers January March February May April June July December November October September /11