Chiffres du trafic aérien de janvier 2018 : +7,4 % pour les passagers, +8,4 % pour le frêt
European airport trade association, ACI EUROPE today releases its traffic report for January 2018 – the first indication of air traffic performance in Europe for this year.
Average passenger traffic in geographical Europe grew by +7.4% during January, compared with the same period last year.
As in previous months, the non-EU market led the growth dynamic at +14.6%, on the back of Turkish airports increasing their passenger traffic by an impressive +28.1%. While Russian airports grew at a slower pace (+7.7%), airports in Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Israel, Iceland as well as in the smaller markets of Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, FYROM and Montenegro, all recorded double digit increases.
Passenger traffic growth in the EU market moderated to +5.2% when compared to 2017 (+7.7%). This mainly reflects the lasting impact of the bankruptcies of Air Berlin and Monarch, which resulted in traffic decreases at airports in Germany, Austria, Denmark and the UK – as well as the decision of Ryanair to take 25 aircraft out of its fleet this winter, to address crew rostering issues. The fact that January 2017 had seen a very strong increase (+10%) also contributed to the lower performance.