French airport operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) reported a 0.4% drop in passenger traffic to 8.8 million at its airports during July 2013, compared to the corresponding period in 2012.
Passenger traffic at ADP's Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport dropped 0.5% to 6 million, while Paris-Orly airport served 2.8 million passengers during July 2013, reporting a 0.2% decline on the same month in 2012.
ADP's international traffic, excluding Europe, declined by 1.9%, mainly due to reduced traffic on routes to Middle East (-3%) and Africa (-12%), while traffic rose on routes to the French Overseas Territories (12.1%), Asia-Pacific (3.3%), North America (2.8%) and Latin America rose (1.9%).
During the period, the airport operator's European traffic, excluding France, increased 0.6%, while the traffic within France increased by 0.4% compared to the corresponding period in 2012.
ADP also reported a 3.9% rise in connecting passengers, which contributed to a rise in the group's connecting rate to 21.3%.
Passenger traffic at ADP-operated airports during the initial seven months of 2013 grew 0.4%, with a total of 51.8 million passengers served during the period.
Aircraft movements at ADP-operated airports dropped 1.8% in July to 64,235, while aircraft movements since the beginning of 2013 dropped 3% to 408,245.
Passenger traffic at TAV Airports, which is 38%-owned by ADP, rose 4.4% in July 2013 and by 20.4% during the January to July 2013 period.
Image: Aircraft movements at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport reached 43,102 during July 2013, down 2.3%, over corresponding period in 2012.