ACI Media Press Release Archives (2004)
Geneva, Switzerland - Global passenger traffic increased strongly in September 2004 over September 2003 according to data from a sample of over 100 major airports, which represent 60 percent of total global passenger traffic.
|Overall, passenger traffic rose 7 percent from the previous September, as traffic continued to recover in all regions, with three reporting double-digit growth rates.
In September 2004, passengers rose 7.4 with international passengers up nearly 9 percent. Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East and Africa led with 15.9 percent, 12.6 percent and 11.6 percent increases respectively.
Twelve month figures ending September 2004 show traffic rising 10 percent with international passengers up 12 percent and domestic 9 percent. Asia/Pacific and the Middle East , two regions heavily affected by the events of 2003, saw traffic surge 19.3 and 17.5 percent respectively.
ACI Director General, Robert J. Aaronson, noted: "Passenger traffic bounced back in September despite some fuel-related fare increases. If the recent decline in oil prices is sustained, we believe the positive trend in passenger traffic will continue."