ADP October Traffic Figures Down…

Passenger traffic at Aéroports de Paris (ADP) dropped by 3.3% in October 2009 compared with October 2008.  Paris airports handled a total of 7.1 million passengers divided up between 5.1 million for Paris-Charles de Gaulle (-1.9%) and 2.0 million for Paris-Orly (-6.7%).  Traffic at Paris-Orly was adversely affected by a strike conducted by a ground services provider.
International traffic (excluding Europe) decreased by 1.6%.  Traffic on routes to and from Africa was almost stable at -0.1%.  Traffic on North American routes fell by 1.6% while Latin America dropped by 2.2%.  On Middle Eastern and Asian routes, traffic dropped by 2.9% and 3.1% respectively.
European traffic (excluding France) fell by 4.6% including -3.2% on Schengen routes and -9.9% for the British and Irish markets.
Domestic traffic stood at -4.4%.
The number of connecting passengers increased by 1.2% in October 2009 compared with October 2008, resulting in a connecting rate of 25.8% (against 24.6% in October 2008).
For the first ten months of the year, passenger traffic decreased by 5.2%.  For the same period, the number of connecting passengers decreased by 3.3% resulting in a connecting rate of 24.6% (against 24.2% for the first ten months of 2008).