French airport operator Aeroports de Paris group (ADP) reported a 0.5% rise in its passenger traffic during the first half (H1) of 2013 to 43 million.
During the period, passenger traffic at ADP's Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport plunged by 0.5% to 29.5 million, while Paris-Orly served 13.49 million passengers, reporting a 2.7% rise over the H1 2012.
Aircraft movements during the January to June period reached 344,010, down 3.3%, with Charles de Gaulle and Orly reporting 4.5% and 0.6% declines respectively.
Traffic from TAV Airports, which is 38% owned by ADP, rose 24.2% to 39.16 million passengers and aircraft movement rose 20% to 306,530 during the initial six months of 2013.
During June 2013, ADP handled 8.08 million passengers, up 1.5% over June 2012.
Passenger traffic at Charles de Gaulle Airport remained constant at 5.5 million, while Orly reported a 4.9% rise in traffic to 2.55 million during the period.
International traffic (excluding Europe) increased by 4.0%. All destinations recorded growth; the French Overseas Territories (+12.1%), the Middle East (+6.4%), Latin America (+5.3%), Africa (+4.3%), Asia-Pacific (+2.6%) and North America (+1.3%).
The French airport operator's international traffic, excluding Europe, increased 4% and reported rise in traffic on routes to French Overseas Territories(12.1%), the Middle East (6.4%), Latin America (5.3%), Africa (4.3%), Asia-Pacific (2.6%) and North America (1.3%).
European traffic, excluding France rose 0.6%, while domestic traffic declined 1.4% during June when compared to the corresponding month in 2012.
The number of connecting passengers during the month declined 0.7%, while the connecting rate increased by 22.8%.
ADP's total aircraft movements declined 5.1% to 59,682 with a 6.1% decline at Paris CDG and 3.2% drop at Paris-Orly during June.
Passenger traffic at TAV airports rose 19.3% to 7.67 million, while aircraft movements grew 17.6% to 57,958 during the month.
Image: Passenger traffic at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport plunged 0.5% during H1 2013 to 29.5 million.