Resilient passenger traffic growth in August 2011

Passenger traffic rose in August 2011 with the world airports reporting a 3 percent increase compared to August 2010, according to ACI’s Pax Flash released earlier this week.

International passenger traffic increased by 4 percent while domestic traffic increased by almost 2 percent. The year to August 2011 showed world passenger traffic increasing by 5 percent with international traffic rising by over 6 percent and domestic passenger traffic increasing by over 3 percent.

North American international traffic grew by 4.0 percent in August over a year ago. The Middle East region had the largest gain, 9.3 percent.The continued unrest in North Africa caused a loss for the entire African region in August compared to the previous August. International traffic was down 20.3 percent and domestic traffic was down 4.7 percent.

Total freight worldwide in August 2011 decreased by over 2 percent compared to August 2010 with international freight down by nearly 4 percent and domestic freight almost flat, according to the ACI’s Freight Flash. The results for the year to August 2011 show flat growth across the board for total, international and domestic freight.

In North America, total international and domestic freight traffic increased 1.5 percent over the previous year. North America was the only region had an increase in freight traffic for August 2011. 

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