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Article from BTNews 9 SEPTEMBER 2013

World airports 2012

Airport Council International (ACI) has published its 2102 world annual traffic report providing coverage of airport traffic statistics, thematic areas including passengers, cargo (freight and mail) and aircraft movements.  With comprehensive data coverage from more than 1,500 airports in over 150 countries worldwide, ACI's flagship publication remains the authoritative source and industry reference for airport data, indicators and rankings. 

The world's airports served more than 5.7bn passengers in 2012, growing by 4.4% from 2011. 

2012 – Key Statistics

1,598 airports are on the ACI database.  Worldwide domestic traffic increased by +3%, while international traffic jumped by +5.7%

All six regions of the world reported growth.  Middle East (+13%), Asia-Pacific (+8%), Latin America-Caribbean (+7.6%) and Africa (+6.1%) all showed robust growth in passenger traffic.  Europe (+1.7%) and North America (+1.3%) experienced moderate growth.

Worldwide aircraft movements increased 0.6% to 79m.

Total cargo volumes handled by airports were almost flat at 0.5%, which represents 93 million tonnes.

65% of airports worldwide registered positive passenger growth at an average of 7%, while 35% of airports lost traffic at an average rate of -4.3%. http://bit.ly/14Eisld

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