This year's Thanksgiving will be the busiest ever for air traffic, according to Airlines for America (A4A), which today announced today that it expects a record 31.6 million passengers (+3.7%) to board US carriers worldwide during the 12-day travel period normally associated with the annual holiday.
The world's airports are increasingly facing a "high wire balancing act" as they struggle to meet traffic demand at the same time as contending with issues outside of their control, such as the rise in protectionism, isolationism, and risks associated with climate change, says ACI World.
With the the exception of a handful of airports in Greece and Bulgaria, the Fraport Group's global airport portfolio have all registered an increase in passenger traffic in the first nine months of 2019.
A 4.7% rise in transfer passengers, led by travellers from Poland, ensured that 2.8 million passengers (+0.4%) passed through Copenhagen Airport in September.
Budapest Airport has been declared the Overall Winner of the World Routes 2019 Marketing Awards in Adelaide, Australia.
Moscow Sheremetyevo handled 33.8 million passengers in the first eight months of the 2019 –a healthy 13% rise on the corresponding period a year ago.
Despite the enforced 45-day closure of one of its two runways for refurbishment work, Dubai International Airport (DXB) welcomed 41.3 million passengers in the first half of 2019 to maintain its status as the world’s busiest international airport by traffic volumes.