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Europe's airports witness passenger growth

Europe's airports witness passenger growth
7 Feb 2014

The number of passengers using European airports rose by 2.8% in 2012, according to a new report.

Figures from ACI Europe reveal that the strongest performers were the non-European Union member states such as Turkey, Russia, Iceland and Norway, which reported passenger traffic growth of 9.6%, compared to a modest 1% across the EU. 

Istanbul's hubs were among the top performers of 2013, with the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport boasting a 45% improvement. 

Olivier Jankovec, director-general of the European airport trade body, attributed this imbalance to the ongoing financial crisis within the EU and the maturity of the market. 

However, he added: 'It is encouraging to see the bounceback in passenger traffic at many airports across the EU, especially in Ireland and Portugal - and even Spain and Greece.'

Looking ahead to this year, the 'ACI Europe Airport Traffic Report' predicts a 3.2% uptick in passenger traffic at Europe's airports during 2014.ADNFCR-408-ID-801691253-ADNFCR

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