European airports handle an additional 660 million passengers in the first half of 2022

European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today released its air traffic report covering the month of June, as well as Q2 and the first half (H1) of 2022. Passenger traffic in the European airport network jumped by +247% in H1 2022 compared to the same period last year -resulting in airports across the continent handling […]

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ACI Europe: Air connectivity recovery incomplete and uneven

On the eve of its 32nd Annual Congress and General Assembly, ACI EUROPE is today publishing the Airport Industry Connectivity Report for 2022, which reveals that the recovery of European air connectivity from the COVID-19 pandemic is uneven and still difficult. This reflects the combination of yet not fully lifted travel restrictions, the impact of […]

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A stop-start recovery in 2021 revealed in fragmented traffic results for Europe’s airports

1.4 billion passengers lost in 2021 compared to pre-pandemic (2019) levels Passenger traffic increasing by +37% in 2021 compared to 2020, but still at -59% compared to 2019 Omicron stalling the recovery in passenger traffic – especially in the EU+ area TOP 5 European airports in 2021:  1. Istanbul, 2. Moscow-Sheremetyevo, 3. Paris-CDG, 4. Amsterdam-Schiphol, 5. […]

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ACI Europe: Europe’s airports have lost 1,26 billion passengers

On the eve of ACI EUROPE’s 31st Annual Congress and General Assembly, the airport association has set the scene with the release of its latest traffic data, revised forecasts, and the publication of the Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2021. Europe’s airports have lost 1.26 billion passengers so far this year1 – a decrease of -62% […]

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European Commission Slots Decision Out of Touch with Reality, Damages Sustainability and Industry Recovery

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) branded the European Commission’s (EC) decision to set the winter slot use threshold at 50% as “out of touch with reality,” and argued that the EC had ignored the advice and evidence presented by EU member states and the airline industry, which had made the case for a much […]

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Airports set out plan for urgent EU and Government support as financial crisis worsens

ACI Europe today called on the European Commission to urgently adopt an EU Recovery Framework for Aviation and for Governments to provide the requisite funding to support airports – and the recovery of air connectivity. With close to 200 airports already facing the risk of insolvency, the financial situation of the European airport industry will further worsen in […]

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WTTC Calls Upon Governments to Implement Comprehensive Testing Facilities at Airpor

WTTC is asking the Governments throughout the world to install comprehensive testing facilities at airports. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO said: “WTTC is calling upon Governments around the world to begin a substantial programme of investment to ensure comprehensive testing facilities are implemented at airports, which will help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and […]

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ACI EUROPE revises recovery projection to 2024 whilst reporting only marginal traffic increase for June

ACI EUROPE reported that passenger traffic across the European airport network stood at -93% in June compared to the same period last year – a marginal improvement over the previous month (May 2020: -98%). Europe’s airports welcomed only 16.8 million passengers through their doors in June, compared to 240 million in the same month last […]

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Fraport Greece wins Gold award at the 2019 Tourism Awards

Fraport Greece was awarded the gold award for the strategic upgrade of infrastructures at the 14 airports that it has been managing since April 2017. The award was in recognition of the company’s successful implementation of the investment program that, among others, includes the simultaneous expansion and renovation of the commercial spaces over 14 airports […]

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HCAA: Historic rise in air-passenger traffic, at 11 months, in Greece

According to the HCAA statistics, regarding air traffic in the 11-month period of January-November 2018, there is a historic rise in the country’s air traffic. HCAA Statistics In particular, the total number of passengers in the period January-November 2018 reached to 61,281,521, showing a 10.1% increase compared to the corresponding period of 2017, when 55,677,135 […]

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