Passenger traffic at airports operated by Aéroports de Paris (ADP) in France increased 1% in June 2012 to 8 million passengers when compared with the corresponding period in 2011.
ADP's Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport handled 5.5 million passengers, reporting a rise of 2.3%, while traffic at its Paris Orly airport declined 1.7% to 2.4 million.
International passenger numbers, excluding Europe, increased by 3.2%, with an 11.3% rise in Asia-Pacific traffic, a 7.9% climb in Middle Eastern traffic, 4% upturn in Latin America and a 2.4% rise in African traffic.
Passenger traffic from North America increased 1.4%, following a 5.4% decline in May 2012, while the French Overseas Territories reported a 9.1% decline after a sharp drop in capacity by some airlines.
European traffic excluding France reported a slight rise of 0.6%, while traffic within France declined by 1.9% during June due to a high comparable base, as traffic in June 2011 was 6.3% up.
During June 2012, the number of connecting passengers increased by 6.2% and the connecting rate rose to 23.2%.
The number of aircraft movements across ADP-operated airports declined 0.6% to 62,901 during June.
Since the beginning of 2012, ADP has reported a 2% rise in traffic, handling 42.8 million passengers; the number of connecting passengers increased 6.1% resulting in a 0.9% rise in connecting rate to 24.2% during the period.
Passenger traffic at TAV Airports, which are 38% owned by ADP, rose by 34.2% during the January-June 2012 period.
Image: During January-June 2012, Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport reported 2.9% rise in passenger traffic to 29.6 million passengers. Photo: courtesy of Dmitry Avdeev.