6 JUNE 2022


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Article from BTNews 6 JUNE 2022

London again tops

With aircraft filling up Airport Council International Europe (ACI) has published the actual airport passenger throughput for April. 

These differ from the OAG figures in BTN last week (see Heathrow back as No 1.) which shows the number of seats offered. See Heathrow back as No 1.Heathrow is confirmed as number one, its position before the pandemic, followed by Charles de Gaulle, Istanbul and then Amsterdam. Gatwick comes in at number eight making London by far the world's most visited city at this time.  

Oliver Jankovic, Director General, ACI Europe, sums up: “Here’s the headline: a full recovery to pre-pandemic volumes is now expected for 2024 rather than 2025. This is, of course, welcome news. For 2022 alone, the previously predicted -32% passenger traffic loss for the year is now -22%. Again, welcome (though it’s a strange world indeed where a loss of -22% of core business is considered good). Let’s not forget that this 2022 figure still means 540m fewer passengers than in 2019”.




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