EUROPEAN PASSENGER TRAFFIC UP 7.5% IN JANUARY

EUROPEAN PASSENGER TRAFFIC UP 7.5% IN JANUARY

The overall freight traffic among European airports increased +10.3% in January 2011 when compared with the corresponding month in 2010. The overall figure for movements at European airports increased +5.2% in January 2011 when compared with January 2010.

Olivier Jankovec, Director General ACI EUROPE commented “With such promising January growth reported, it looks like we have reached a turning point. Consumer confidence is up, airlines are adding capacity and signs of dynamic growth are in evidence at European airports big and small. However, political instability on other side of the Mediterranean and in the Middle East, coupled with the alarming rise in oil prices and the ongoing sovereign debt crisis in Europe all continue to cast significant shadows forthe months ahead.”

Airports welcoming more than 25 million passengers per year (Group 1), airports welcoming between 10 and 25 million passengers (Group 2), airports welcoming between 5 and 10 million passengers (Group 3) and airports welcoming less than 5 million passengers per year (Group 4) reported an average increase/decrease of +7.7%, +7.0%, +7.1% and +8.6% respectively when compared with January 2010. The same comparison of January 2011 with January 2009 demonstrates an average increase of +11.2%, +12.9%, +9.5% and +11.5% respectively.

Examples of airports that experienced the highest increase in passenger traffic per group, when comparing January 2011 with January 2010, include: 

  • Group 1 airports – Barcelona (+19.9%), Munich (+19.5%), London LGW (+11.7%) and Amsterdam (+10.8%)
  • Group 2 airports –Moscow SVO (+20.5%), Stockholm ARN (+15.0%) and Berlin TXL (+11.1%)
  • Group 3 airports – Ankara (+19.4%), Lyon (+19.0%), Edinburgh (+13.5%), and Toulouse (+13.4%)
  • Group 4 airports – Ohrid (+169.8%), Kaunas (+85.3%), Bourgas (+65.1%), and Brindisi (+58.0%)

 The 'ACI EUROPE Airport Traffic Report - January 2011' includes 171 airports in total. These airports represent 88.4% of European passenger traffic.

Covid19: Travel Safe

Aviation is a highly regulated industry due to the global character of the business. In Turkey, the precautions to be taken at airports against COVID-19 are defined in the “Airports Pandemic Precautions and Certification Circular”, issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (SHGM). We have implemented these precautions fully at our airport.

As TAV Airports, our global footprint reaches 100 airports in 30 countries. Through this know-how, we have implemented precautions that go beyond legal requirements. Our staff is trained regarding the new regulations and code of conduct.

The precautions taken at our airport can be grouped under three main areas.

Firstly, we have mapped the movement of passengers and staff inside the airport and configured a flow that would enable everyone to keep safe physical distance with other in every step of the way. Secondly, we have increased the frequency of disinfection and hygiene works. Thirdly, we have made arrangements to minimize contact between passengers and airport staff.

To protect yourself and others, you are required to wear a mask at all times during your journey in the airport. Passengers without a mask will not be allowed inside the terminal and will not be able to board the plane. Irregularity to comply with this rule may result in penalties.

We kindly remind you to wear a mask during your trip to and from the airport with public transportation.

No, you can still check-in to your flight when you arrive at the terminal. On the other hand, for a faster and safer experience, we recommend to complete your online check-in before arriving at the terminal, whenever possible.

We have implemented signage for you to keep your physical distance with others during security control. Please adhere to directions.

X-ray machines and trays are disinfected frequently.

Your body temperature will be checked with thermal cameras upon entering the terminal. Anyone with a body temperature above 37.5C will be directed to the health authorities. We kindly remind you to put on your mask before entering the terminal building.

Until further notice, only passengers and airport staff will be allowed inside the terminal. Please wait in the carpark to welcome guests.

We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight for domestic flights, and 3 hours for international flights.

The lounges at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

During this phase, some facilities at our airport may be closed to service. For detailed information: www.primeclass.com.tr

The F&B points at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage. Wearing a mask is obligatory at F&B points.

F&B areas, kitchens and storage areas are frequently disinfected.

We recommend using contactless payment options.

The duty-free at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage. Wearing a mask is obligatory at duty-free shops.

Duty-free areas and storage areas are frequently disinfected.

We recommend using contactless payment options.

The prayer areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

All waiting areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

Boarding will begin from the back of the aircraft and proceed to front row seats. Please wait for your turn.

Boarding pass and ID checks are configured to minimize contact with others.

Passengers without masks won’t be allowed to board the airplane.

International arrival passengers will have their body temperatures checked and in case of suspicion, passengers will be directed to the health units.

All arrival areas at our airport are configured as for you to keep your safe physical distance with others. Please follow instructions and signage.

Baggage conveyor systems are disinfected frequently.