French airport operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) reported a 1.8% decline in passenger traffic to 5.9 million at its airports during February 2013, when compared to February 2012.
Passenger traffic at ADP's Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport declined 1.6% to 4.1 million, while Paris-Orly airport handled 1.8 million passengers during February 2013, reporting a 2.1% drop on the same month in 2012.
ADP's international traffic, excluding Europe, dropped by 2.7%, traffic on routes to Asia-Pacific rose 1.4%, while traffic declined on routes to the Middle East (2.2%), the French Overseas Territories (2.5%), Africa (2.9%), Latin America (4.7%) and North America (5.8%).
The airport operator's European traffic, excluding France, was down 2.1%, while traffic within Metropolitan France rose by 1.2% compared to the corresponding month in 2012.
Connecting passengers at ADP-operated airports rose 3.3%, contributing to a 1.7% increase in the group's connecting rate to 26.5% for February 2013.
Passenger traffic since the beginning of 2013 declined by 2.4% with a total of 12.1 million passengers served during the period.
Aircraft movements at all ADP airports declined 3.1% in February to 51,689, while 105,465 movements were handled during the first two months of 2013.
Passenger traffic from TAV Airports, which is 38% owned by ADP, has shown an increase of 32.2% in February 2013 and 27.4% since the beginning of 2013, while aircraft movements also rose 22.3% and 21.7% for the respective periods.
Among the TAV Airports, Istanbul Ataturk airport reported the highest growth in passenger traffic and aircraft movements, which rose by 25.4% and 17.3% respectively during February.
Image: Passenger traffic at ADP's Paris-Orly airport declined by 2.1% in February 2013.