Internet Travel Monitor - Industry NewsDuring the the 11th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition in London, Airports Council International (ACI) World published its preliminary world airport traffic rankings covering passenger traffic, cargo volumes, and aircraft movements
March 13, 2019
Preliminary World Airport Traffic Rankings Released
Passenger traffic remains resilient but cargo hubs see volume growth weaken
India becomes world’s third largest aviation market for passenger traffic
ACI has found that passenger traffic remained resilient in 2018 and is estimated to have reached 8.8 billion, growing by an estimated 6% as compared to the previous year. This increase is above the 4.3% compound annual growth rate for passenger traffic from 2007 to 2017.
The air cargo market did not fare as well as passenger traffic with a year-end growth figure of 3.2%. This is in contrast to a much stronger year of growth in 2017 but comes against a backdrop of global trade tension between the United States and several of its closest trade partners.
Passenger traffic at the world’s 20 busiest airports – which represent 17% of all global passenger traffic – grew by 4.7% in 2018 as more than 1.5 billion passengers used these airports. Of these:
Total Passenger Traffic - 2018 (preliminary)
Total International Passenger Traffic - 2018 (preliminary)
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