Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 12 February 2016

TRAFFIC NEWS

Zürich Airport commercial turnover climbs marginally in January

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/02/16

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport retail and food & beverage sales grow slightly in January, a year on from the government's removal of the currency cap.

Denver International posts all-time passenger traffic record

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/02/16

USA. Denver International Airport set a new annual record for passenger traffic in 2015, of 54 million, as it marked its 20th year of operations.

Atlanta Airport tops 100 million passenger mark for first time in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/02/16

USA. Hartsfield-Jackson retains status as world’s busiest airport for the 18th year, becoming the first airport to top the 100 million passenger mark.

German airports post solid rise in 2015 traffic despite impact of strikes

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/02/16

GERMANY. Germany’s 22 international airports saw passenger traffic climb by +3.9% in 2015, a solid result despite the effect of strike action at key airlines.

Dubai International retains number one status for international traffic

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UAE. Dubai International retained its position as the world’s leading airport for international passengers with annual traffic of just over 78 million in 2015.

Changi Airport posts all-time record for passenger traffic in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/01/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport hit a new annual high for passenger traffic of 55.4 million. There were strong gains in 2015 on routes to Thailand, Vietnam and China.

Shanghai's two airports handle 99 million passengers in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA. As work begins on Shanghai Pudong's US$3.1 billion third terminal, Shanghai Airport Authority reveals sharp growth in passenger traffic in 2015.

Munich Airport passenger traffic passes 40 million for first time in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/01/16

GERMANY. Munich Airport posted an all-time high for passenger traffic in 2015, with volumes climbing to 41 million, buoyed by surging long-haul growth.

Strong rise in international traffic drives Sydney Airport to record year

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/01/16

AUSTRALIA. Encouraging news for Sydney Airport's commercial partners as passenger traffic hits a record high in 2015, buoyed by international growth.

Bengaluru Airport traffic surges in 2015; planning for new T2 continues

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/01/16

INDIA. Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport posted traffic growth of +25.2% in 2015; designs for a new Terminal 2 will be finalised this year.

Asia Pacific and Middle East traffic demand remains robust in November

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/01/16

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic climbed by +7% year-on-year in Asia Pacific in November, boosted by healthy growth at many of India's major airports.

Dublin Airport posts all-time high for passenger traffic in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/01/16

IRELAND. Dublin Airport was buoyed by strong double-digit growth in traffic in 2015, aided by surging passenger numbers on European and transatlantic routes.

Hong Kong International sets new annual high for passenger traffic

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/01/16

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport hit an all-time high for passenger traffic in 2015, of 68.5 million, buoyed by new routes and airlines at the Asian hub.

Frankfurt Airport passes 60 million passenger milestone in record year

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/01/16

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 61 million passengers in 2015, an all-time high, but there were mixed results for Fraport Group's international portfolio.

Paris airports post annual high for passenger traffic in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 14/01/16

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris passenger volumes hit a new record high in 2015, with North America and Middle East routes driving long-haul growth.

Copenhagen Airport buoyed by long-haul traffic growth in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 13/01/16

DENMARK. Healthy growth on long-haul routes helped Copenhagen Airport post a +3.8% rise in passenger traffic in 2015, hitting an all-time high of 26.6 million.

Zürich Airport reveals commercial impact of strong Swiss Franc in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 13/01/16

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover (sales from shops and restaurants) slipped by -1.4% year-on-year in 2015, with a sharp fall in airside sales mainly due to the impact of the strong Swiss Franc.

London Heathrow Airport posts annual passenger traffic record in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/01/16

UK. Heathrow Airport traffic hit a record figure of almost 75 million passengers in 2015, buoyed by growth in key markets such as China and the Middle East.

EU airport passenger traffic posts healthy growth in November

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/01/16

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at European airports climbed by +4.6% year-on-year in November, buoyed by a healthy performance at EU locations.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol sets passenger traffic record in 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/01/16

NETHERLANDS. Traffic at the Dutch hub climbed by +6% in 2015, and Schiphol Group expects to pass the 60 million passenger mark in 2016.

Asia Pacific and Middle East airports post strong October traffic gains

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/12/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. October sees very strong double-digit passenger growth at Kansai, Busan, Kunming, Bengaluru and Delhi airports.

Latest pax figures from 220 airports assessed in new Air4Casts study

Source: Air4Casts*; The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. There's plenty of good news in global passenger numbers for November, says Air4casts, with Paris not as soft as expected.

Zürich Airport commercial turnover dips sharply in November as strength of Swiss Franc continues to bite

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/12/15

SWITZERLAND. As Zürich Airport draws towards the end of one of its toughest trading years, the business in shops and restaurants continues to struggle, notably airside. Commercial turnover slipped by -5.9% year-on-year in November to CHF39.6 million (US$40.3 million), with average spend per passenger down sharply. In related news, Patrick Graf is to leave his role as commercial chief, to be replaced by Stefan Gross from next February.

Air4Casts warns about overstating tourism impact of Paris attacks

Source: Air4Casts*, The Moodie Report - 11/12/15

FRANCE. Detailed November passenger data from Air France-KLM indicates some analysts' findings have been dramatically overstated.

Lower oil prices, economic growth and passenger demand buoy airline profits

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association has revealed its industry outlook for 2016, forecasting a sharp rise in profits among airlines.

European and long-haul traffic growth buoys Copenhagen Airport in November

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/12/15

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport posted double-digit passenger traffic growth in November, boosted by routes to the UK, Italy and the Middle East.

Heathrow Airport posts record passenger traffic volumes in November

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/12/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport passenger traffic hit a new high in November, aided by healthy growth on China, Latin America and Middle East routes.

Strike action prompts sharp fall in Frankfurt Airport traffic in November

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/12/15

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport fell by double digits year-on-year in November due to the impact of a Lufthansa crew strike during the month.

Airports to handle over 14 billion passengers by 2034: new DKMA report

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. DKMA forecasts that around 14.6 billion passengers a year will use the world’s airports by 2034, up from 6.6 billion in 2015.

Eastern Europe and North America traffic growth buoys Dubai International

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/12/15

UAE. Passenger traffic at Dubai International climbed by +4.4% year-on-year in October, and by +11.2% year to date, as volumes continue to grow sharply.

Air4Casts unveils Travel Business Recovery surveys to guage impact of terrorist attacks in Egypt, France & Turkey

Source: Air4Casts*; The Moodie Report - 05/12/15

UK. Following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Sharm el Sheikh, and against the backdrop of tensions between Russia and Turkey, Travel and travel retail analysts Air4Casts* this week reinstated its popular fast track Travel Business Recovery surveys, from which we present key findings.

Global airline passenger traffic posts strong growth in October

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic among the world's airlines climbed by +7.5% year-on-year in October, with international traffic rising by +7.6%.

Duty free income buoys airports group AENA in first nine months

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/12/15

SPAIN. Duty free income at AENA surged by +34.7% in the first nine months to €192.8 million, with other commercial categories also posting growth.

IATA reassesses forecasts after dip but pax numbers still set to double by 2034

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 29/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Over the next 19 years, global air passenger numbers will double says IATA. And that's despite a downwards reassessment.

Middle East traffic surges in September; Asia Pacific also strong

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/11/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. September was a strong month for the two regions' airports with passenger growth of +6.5% and +15.7%,

Gatwick Airport handles record 40 million passengers a year

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 17/11/15

UK. London Gatwick has reached the 40 million passengers a year mark, nearly ten years ahead of the Airport Commission’s forecast.

Hamad International Airport passenger traffic surges in third quarter

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 17/11/15

QATAR. Hamad International Airport handled a record 8.4 million passengers in the third quarter of 2015, including a monthly high in August.

Frankfurt Airport posts solid traffic increase in October

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/11/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport traffic posted a +4.3% rise year-on-year in October, hitting a new record high for the month, Fraport Group said today.

London Heathrow posts all-time high for October passenger traffic

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/11/15

UK. Heathrow Airport posts a record high of 6.56 million passengers for the month of October, buoyed by strong growth from Europe and Middle East markets.

Egypt flight disaster: Russian travellers divert to Turkish destinations

Source: Air4Casts; The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

EGYPT. Amid the fallout from the Russian airline tragedy, data from analyst Air4Casts underlines the role of Russian travellers to Egyptian resort tourism.

Latin America leads growth in international passenger traffic

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 06/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Leading travel retail analyst Air4Casts reveals the latest data for September passenger traffic, with healthy increases in the Americas.

Europe’s airports post robust passenger traffic growth in third quarter

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/11/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +6.3% year-on-year in Q3 2015, with both EU and non-EU airports performing strongly.

Fraport buoyed by healthy retail performance in first nine months

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/11/15

GERMANY. Strong spending from intercontinental passengers allied to the weakness of the Euro lifted average retail revenue at Frankfurt Airport.

Strong retail performance lifts Aéroports de Paris in first nine months

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/11/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris reports buoyant retail revenue figures for the nine months to September, as well as rising sales per passenger, driven by duty free.

Abu Dhabi International posts surging traffic growth in first nine months

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 29/10/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport passenger traffic continues to climb sharply, with big increases this year on USA, Australian and key European routes.

Singapore Changi Airport reports record quarter for passenger traffic

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 29/10/15

SINGAPORE. Double-digit growth in Chinese passenger traffic was among the factors that drove Changi Airport to a new high in the period from July to September.

Air4Casts: Brazil international passenger numbers steady despite economic woes

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/10/15

BRAZIL. Air4Casts says air travel is not driven by economic growth, despite perceived wisdom to the contrary, in its latest analysis.

Heathrow Airport buoyed by retail performance in first nine months

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/10/15

UK. Heathrow reveals strong growth in retail income and average spend for the first nine months, with luxury goods and food & drinks revenues buoyant.

Middle East and Asian airports maintain solid growth rates in August

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Airports in Asia Pacific posted passenger traffic growth of +8.3% in August while traffic at Middle East airports leapt +15%, ACI reports.

Strong Swiss Franc continues to dampen Zürich Airport commercial sales

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 16/10/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport continues to wrestle with the impact of the strong Swiss Franc, with average commercial spend down in September.