French airport operator Aeroports de Paris (ADP) reported a 0.8% rise in passenger traffic at its airports during 2012 to 88.8 million compared to 2011.
According to ADP, passenger traffic during the first half of 2012 (H112) rose 2%, while during the second quarter traffic remained stable with a 0.2% decline, over the corresponding period in 2011.
The French airport operator's international traffic, excluding Europe, increased 0.6% and traffic on routes to Africa and Latin America reported 4.4% and 4.3% rises respectively, while North American traffic declined 4.3% during the month.
ADP chairman and CEO Augustin de Romanet said that 2012 was a key period in the development of the company.
"By opening new pieces of infrastructure we were able to reorganise that Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub; it now meets the highest standards in terms of quality of service and does not require additional capacity until 2023 or even 2024," Romanet said.
"The acquisition of 38% of TAV Airports was an illustration of the group's determination to find long-term growth drivers in rapidly expanding markets."
During the year, the operator's international traffic excluding Europe reported a 1.7% rise, while North American traffic declined 1.2%.
To and fro-traffic rose 5.1% in Asia-Pacific, 2.7% in the Middle East, 2.1% in Africa, 1.9% in Latin America and 1.2% in French Overseas Departments and Territories in 2012.
European traffic, excluding France, rose 1.1%, while traffic in Metropolitan France declined 1.7% during the year.
Connecting passengers at ADP-operated airports rose 2.2%, which were responsible for increasing the connecting rate to 24.1% for 2012.
Aircraft movements at all airports declined 1.8% in 2012 to 721,904, while Paris-Le Bourget Airport solely reported a 5.1% decline in movements to 55,993 during the year.
Upon combining traffic results of TAV Airports, which is 38% owned by ADP, overall passenger movements reached 192.5 million, up 7.8% over 2011.
Image: Overall aircraft movements at ADP-operated airports declined 1.8% during 2012.