ACI Media Press Release Archives (2006)
|Geneva – International traffic provided a strong boost to overall passenger and freight traffic growth in October 2006, according to the airports participating in the ACI PaxFlash and FreightFlash.|
Worldwide passenger traffic rose by over 4 percent in October 2006 as compared to October 2005, as a result of a 6 percent increase in international traffic and despite domestic traffic trailing at a slow 1 percent rise.
In the regions, passenger traffic results for October varied widely. Middle East and Africa were strong leaders, each with 18 percent growth. Traffic increased in both international and domestic categories in Asia Pacific (7 percent) and Europe (5 percent). North American growth remained low, with international traffic rising by 3 percent while domestic traffic was down by 2 percent. Latin America had flat results for international and domestic traffic. (See Table 2 in the download below)
Freight traffic rose worldwide by 3 percent as compared to October 2005, with international traffic leading the results both in actual tonnage and in percentage growth.
As with passenger traffic, there were marked variations in the regional freight traffic results for the month: Asia Pacific (up 20 percent) and Africa (up 24 percent) were strong leaders for domestic freight, whereas international growth was strongest in Latin America, Middle East and North America (at 7 percent each). European freight growth was negligible, and Latin America continued to lag on domestic results as in the previous month. (See Table 3 in the download below)