ACI Europe called it on Monday, it has been a good start to 2017 for Europe’s gateways and passenger numbers continued to rise across a host of airports in April.
It has been an encouraging start to 2017 for Europe’s airports with Q1 passenger traffic growing by an average of 6.9% across the continent, according to ACI Europe.
The world’s busiest international gateway, Dubai International Airport (DXB), continues to grow with a record 22.4 million passengers (+7.4%) passing through its facilities in the first quarter of 2017.
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) recorded significant growth in cargo volumes in March 2017.
Airports Council International (ACI) leaders gave their thoughts on the economic opportunties and challenges facing airports at last week's Airport Economics & Finance Conference and Exhibition in London, and as expected money matters and Brexit were high on the agenda.
Over 603,000 passengers travelled through Glasgow Airport in February, an increase of 7.7% on the corresponding month a year ago.
Dubai World Central–Al Maktoum International Airort (DWC) achieved a new milestone on Wednesday when it welcomed its first scheduled A380 passenger flight – Korean Air’s flight KE9951 from Seoul, South Korea.
Heathrow CEO, John Holland-Kaye, claims that 2016 was a milestone year for the airport, based on record traffic figures and government support for a third runway.