Stockholm Arlanda saw passenger numbers jump 17% over the first half of the year, witnessing a bigger increase in traffic than any of the other major Nordic airports including Copenhagen, Helsinki and Oslo.
In another record month, passenger numbers at Hong Kong International Airport increased by 5.7% to 5 million in July with the number of aircraft movements at the gateway jumping to 28,880.
Frankfurt Airport enjoyed its busiest ever month in July when a record breaking 5.5 million passengers passed through its facilities.
Worldwide passenger traffic was up by nearly 5% in June, compared with the same time last year, but high fuel prices and a struggling Japan continued to push down cargo activity.
Dubai International Airport has recorded the busiest six months in its 50–year history as 24.6 million passengers passed through its gates in the first half of 2011.
Warsaw's Chopin Airport handled more than 21,000 tonnes of cargo in the first six months of 2011 – up 13.5% on a year earlier.
Business aviation at Al Bateen Executive Airport has jumped by 40% between January and June compared with the same period last year, according to Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).
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