Aeroports de Paris reports moderate increase in March passenger traffic

16 April 2014 (Last Updated April 16th, 2014 18:30)

French airport operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) reported a 0.9% growth in passenger traffic to 7.3 million at its airports during March, compared to the corresponding period in 2013.

Charles de Gaulle airport

French airport operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) reported a 0.9% growth in passenger traffic to 7.3 million at its airports during March, compared to the corresponding period in 2013.

Passenger traffic at ADP's Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport remained stable at 5 million, while Paris-Orly airport witnessed growth of 2.8% to 2.3 million.

ADP's international traffic, excluding Europe, increased by 0.5%, while figures the French Overseas Territories went up by 5.5%, North America 1.6%, Latin America 1.6% and the Middle East 0.9%.

European traffic, excluding France, rose by 1.1%, while within France it was 1.2% higher.

ADP also reported a 5.9% rise in connecting passengers, meaning the group's connecting rate was 25.8%.

During the initial three months of this year, growth was 3.6%, with a total of 20.1 million passengers, while the number of connecting passengers was up by 3.4%.

"Paris-Orly airport witnessed growth of 2.8% to 2.3 million."

Aircraft movements at ADP-operated airports dropped 1.1% in March to 57,033, and 2% to 159,864 since the start of the year.

Meanwhile, passenger traffic at TAV Airports, in which ADP owns 38%, rose by 10.5% in March and by 15.6% during January to March.

The March figures for passenger traffic at ADP were mostly due to the half-term holiday dates for schools in the Paris area, which started from 15 February to 3 March, as opposed to 2 to 18 March in 2013, according to the company.


Image: Aeroports de Paris witnessed a moderate increase in March passenger traffic. Photo: courtesy of Fyodor Borisov.