ACI Media Press Release Archives (2005)
Geneva - "Summer traffic in the northern hemisphere is off to an excellent start with a sharp increase in passenger traffic compared to June 2004 and a marked turn around in freight traffic which increased by 4% following a short-lived slump in April and May. Freight traffic normally reflects the overall health of the economy, so this is a very positive sign," says Paul Behnke Director of Economics at ACI.
"We note that despite fuel and security surcharges, passenger demand remains robust. This strong traffic growth should be helpful to the airline industry at a time when it faces historically high fuel costs."
As the table below indicates, global passenger traffic surged 6.7% in June 2005 compared to the same month in 2004, with three regions (Africa, Middle East and Latin America/Caribbean) showing double-digit growth. Examples of airports in each region showing high rates of growth for June include Casablanca 29.6%, Shanghai (SHA) 25.8%, Budapest 27.2%, Sao Paolo 16.1%, Dubai 16.5% and Washington Dulles 34.5%.
International passengers increased by 7.3% and domestic passengers by 6.2%. Year on year, the 12 months ending in June 2005 airports worldwide recorded an 8% increase over the previous 12 months and freight by 5.8%. Regional results can be found in the monthly statistics section of the Data Center and are included in full release download below.
TABLE 1 - SUMMARY WORLDWIDE TRAFFIC RESULTS