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LIVE BLOG: Airport passenger numbers for November

UPDATED (Dec 17): Follow the latest airport passenger number updates for November with our live traffic blog. Recently added: Hong Kong International Airport.

DECEMBER 13, 2012

Vienna Airport

The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport rose by 2.1% year-on-year to 1,658,971 in November. The number of transfer passengers using Vienna Airport in November 2012 was 2.0% higher than the same month in the previous year. Cargo was down 6.4%.

DECEMBER 12, 2012

Dublin Airport

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport exceeded 1.3 million in November, a 5% increase on the same month last year. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe grew by 4% with more than 600,000 people travelling to European destinations during the month. UK traffic recorded a 1% increase with over 560,000 passengers travelling to and from Britain in November.

London Stansted

The airport handled nearly 1.2 million passengers in November, an increase of 6.2% on the same month last year.

Copenhagen Airport

Passenger numbers rose 2.2% in November, the 10th monthly record at Copenhagen Airport this year. The year-to-date growth rate was 2.9%, implying that the annual passenger record from 2011 is about to be broken.


Fraport's five majority-owned airports – Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Antalya (AYT), Burgas (BOJ), Varna (VAR) and Lima (LIM) – together served almost 6.4 million passengers in the reporting month, an increase of 1%.  With more than 1.1 million passengers in the reporting month, Peru's Lima Airport continued to record particularly robust passenger growth in November 2012.  AYT on the Turkish Riviera registered more than one million passengers in November 2012, a gain over the same period last year. Fraport's two airports on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, BOJ and VAR, together handled about 33,700 passengers in November 2012.

Frankfurt Airport

In November 2012, Fraport AG welcomed about 4.2 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base - down 2.7 percent compared to the same month last year.

DECEMBER 11, 2012

Warsaw Chopin Airport

Chopin Airport handled 585,200 passengers in November 2012, an 8.8% drop year-on-year. The airport also recorded a fall in aircraft movements, with 3.6% less landings and take-offs than a year before. The airport has handled 8.98 million passengers since the beginning of 2012, 3.1% more than in the January-November period last year.

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport had its busiest November since 2008 with almost 500,000 passengers travelling through the airport, up 5.3% on last year. Domestic and international traffic grew by 6.1% and 3.9% respectively.

London Heathrow Airport

5.4 million passengers passed through the airport, up 3.1%. The average load factor was 72.8%. Passenger numbers were up 6% to Brazil, 6.2% to Russia and 12.9% to China, but down 1.3% to India.

DECEMBER 10, 2012

London Gatwick Airport

Passenger numbers rose 4.2% at Gatwick in November to 2.2 million. Traffic on domestic routes saw strong growth with 23,000 more passengers flying than the prior year.

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