Slight freight traffic rise in May, ACI Europe reports

ACI Europe has reported that freight traffic across the European airport network in May was almost flat rising slightly by 0.8 per cent.

The airport trade association says this confirms a “significant downward trend since the beginning of the year”.

European Union (EU) gateways were completely flat with no rise or fall in the month, but non-EU airports were up 5.7 per cent.

Notable increased were achieved by Madrid at 11.3 per cent, and Rome 11.2 per cent and the biggest fallers included Munich by 12.5 per cent and London Stansted at 9.7 per cent.

So far this year, ACI Europe reported that cargo is up 3.5 per cent across the continent’s airports with EU airports up 2.5 per cent and non-EU airports up 9.2 per cent.

In January across the airport network, freight was up by eight per cent, in February six per cent, in March under one per cent, and in April just over four per cent.

The ACI Europe Airport Traffic Report for May 2018 includes 229 airports.