Passenger traffic in Europe is growing. Kazakhstan, Armenia and Uzbekistan in the lead


Passenger traffic in Europe is growing. Kazakhstan, Armenia and Uzbekistan are leaders

Data , provided by ACI Europe, show that the growth in passenger traffic was provided by international transportation — plus 51 percent and domestic — plus 12 percent.

However, compared to October 2019, today's data is not so rosy — minus 12 percent.

In October, the recovery of passenger traffic was suspended — only 36 percent of European airports have so far fully recovered their pre-pandemic capacity. At the same time, most of them — regional small airports.

Overall growth at European airports was 50 percent compared to the same period in 2021, with the best performance observed at airports in the UK (+98.3%), Finland (+89.8%) and Ireland (+86.8%).

At airports in the rest of Europe, the number of passengers increased by only six percent compared to 2021. This is 14 percentage points less than before the pandemic.

As a result, airports that exceeded their pre-pandemic volumes were:

Albania (+72.4 percent)

< p>Armenia (+30.9%)

Kosovo (+30.1 percent)

Uzbekistan (+21 .2 percent)

Kazakhstan (+20.1 percent)

Bosnia and Herzegovina (+15.6 percent)

Passenger traffic at Europe's five major airports increased by 52.5 percent in October compared to last year.

Europe's busiest remains Istanbul, which handled almost six million passengers in October, that is, the volume of traffic for the year increased by 36.7 percent.

London Heathrow ranked second, followed by Paris Charles de Gaulle: by 15.7% and 18 .5% below the level of 2019, respectively.

Frankfurt ranked fourth, in fifth position — Amsterdam-Schiphol.

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