Passenger traffic at Aéroports de Paris (ADP) airports in France declined 1.7% during October 2012 when compared to the corresponding period in 2011 to 7.45 million.
International traffic, excluding Europe, at ADP airports declined 3.5%, in addition to 9.1% and 7.9% declines in traffic registered through the French Overseas Territories and North America.
During the month, traffic on African routes declined 0.4%, while traffic through Latin America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific routes declined 1.1%, 2.7% and 0.9% respectively when compared to the same month in 2011.
According to ADP, European traffic, excluding France remained stable with a 0.1% rise, while its domestic traffic declined 23% during October over the corresponding month last year.
The number of connecting passengers during the period dropped 2.1%, while the connecting rate remained at 23.8%, dropping 0.3 point.
ADP reported a 1% decline in overall aircraft movements to 62,294 with a 3.3% decline reported at Paris-CDG and 4.2% rise at Paris-Orly to 20,204 movements during the month.
During the January to October period, ADP's traffic remained stable reporting a 1% rise to 75.5 million, with a 2.8% rise in the number of connecting passengers in addition to a 23.8% rise in connecting rate.
Aircraft movements at ADP-operated airports declined 1.8% to 608,742 during the initial ten months of 2012 over the same period in 2011.
Passenger traffic at TAV Airports, which is 38% owned by ADP, increased 35.7% to 60.27 million during the January to October period when compared to the same period in 2011.
Image: Aircraft movements at Paris-CDG Airport declined 3.3% to 42,090 during October.