Aéroports de Paris passenger traffic sees a 2.6% rise

14 August 2014 (Last Updated August 14th, 2014 18:30)

French airport authority Aéroports de Paris saw an increase of approximately 2.6% in passenger traffic in July, in comparison with the same month last year.

French airport authority Aéroports de Paris saw an increase of approximately 2.6% in passenger traffic in July, in comparison with the same month last year.

A total of 6.3 million passengers travelled through Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, marking an increase of 3.9%, while 2.7 million passengers travelled through Paris-Orly Airport, which shows a decrease of approximately 0.3%.

"The passenger traffic was affected by Ramadan and a decreased number of passengers travelled to and from Africa and the Middle East during this period."

Aéroports de Paris stated that the passenger traffic was affected by Ramadan, which fell between 28 June and 27 July this year, and a decreased number of passengers travelled to and from Africa and the Middle East during this period.

Non-European international traffic witnessed an upward trend with a 2.1% increase, which is being attributed to the growth in destinations such as the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, South America and North America, which saw a growth of 7.8%, 5.2%, 4.5% and 1.95% respectively.

While European traffic increased by 5.2%, traffic within France decreased by 2.8%. Although the number of connecting passengers went up by 1.3%, the connecting rate decreased by 0.3% and stood at 21%.

The passenger traffic at TAV Airports, 38% of which is owned by Aéroports de Paris, increased by 8.4% in July and has risen by 12.4% since the beginning of the year.