European airport trade body, ACI Europe released its traffic results for January, providing the first indication of traffic trends for the year ahead.
The overall passenger traffic at Europe’s airports saw a decrease of -1.6% compared to January 2012. EU airports saw a harsher decrease, averaging -3.8%, while passenger traffic at non-EU airports reported an average +6.8% growth. Aircraft movements reported a decrease of -4.8%, of which -1% can be attributed to the impact of the severe winter weather which affected parts of Europe towards the end of the month.
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