ACI Media Press Release Archives (2005)
|Geneva, Switzerland - Monthly statistics released today by ACI in two reports PaxFlash and FreightFlash clearly indicate the steady traffic growth trend of 2004 and early 2005. Paul Behnke, ACI Director for Economics, calls the monthly figures "more evidence that the industry is sustaining its prolonged upturn."|
The figures show that in March passenger traffic continued to rise at an impressive clip and that cargo growth, although subdued, climbed back from a temporary reduction in February. Easter holidays in March 2005 buoyed total passenger traffic to a 7.6% increase, with international up 11.3 % and domestic 4.3% as compared to March 2004.
Total freight handled worldwide increased 2.4%, with both international up 2.6% and domestic up 3.3% compared to March 2004. Looking at year-to-date figures, strong results in Middle East , Latin America and Asia Pacific offset the drops in Africa and North America .
Behnke adds, "These are encouraging figures that are in line with ACI forecasts. I want to raise a red flag to remind our aviation partners and legislators that we must build for the future. Sufficient airport capacity is a precondition for satisfying this growing consumer demand and avoiding congestion, which already threatens to affect passenger throughput this summer."
The high level results are summarized in the charts on the following pages. For full international and domestic breakdown by region, please contact Nancy Gautier, ACI Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charts and data can be seen in the attached pdf or in the ACI Data Center