2009 annus horribilis for European airports

This year will be an “annus horribilis” for European airports after passenger traffic dropped 7.7 per cent year-on-year in December and freight plunged more than 21 per cent, the head of airports body ACI Europe said. “Talking to our members I get the feeling that January is going to be worse than December, and even […]


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This year will be an “annus horribilis” for European airports after passenger traffic dropped 7.7 per cent year-on-year in December and freight plunged more than 21 per cent, the head of airports body ACI Europe said. “Talking to our members I get the feeling that January is going to be worse than December, and even November, which was down 8.2 percent,” ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec told Reuters. “We have members with even a double-digit decrease,” Jankovec said, adding that “2009 will be an annus horribilis traffic-wise. There will be job losses.”