In May 2005 passenger traffic worldwide rose by 8 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. Three emerging regional markets - Latin America, Middle East and Africa - recorded double digit growth as compared to last years results. Separate reporting for international and domestic traffic is comparable, showing international passenger traffic rising 9 percent and domestic 8 percent.
Comparing 2005 year-to-date figures to same period in 2004, the 5-month passenger growth rate is 7 percent and on a rolling 12 month basis almost 8 percent, as shown on the chart.
Worldwide freight traffic, on the contrary, is flat. In May 2005 total freight handled worldwide remained unchanged from the May 2004. International traffic was up slightly by 1 percent, whereas domestic was down 1 percent. Traffic drops in February and May, despite stronger traffic in March and April, now show an average 2.4% increase for the first five months in 2005.
May 2005: Worldwide Percentage Changes Year-over-Year
TRAFFIC STATS Worldwide
May 2005 over May 2004
YEAR TO DATE
Jan-May 2005 over Jan-May 2004
12 mos. ending May 2005
For more information go to the Data Center