Dublin Slips Back in New European Airport Rankings

Posted on August, 12, 2017 By : iqfares
Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport has slipped its position in passenger traffic rankings according to the new figures.

The ACI Europe which is a European airport trade body has recently released statistics for the first half of the year.

According to its figures, the Europe’s top five busiest airports were Amsterdam-Schiphol, Frankfurt, Paris-CDG and London-Heathrow.

Back in March 2016, Dublin showed a good position in the rankings that measure the passenger traffic by topping the Group 1. By Group 1, here means an airport which handled between 10 and 25 million passengers.

Anyhow, the latest figures do not include the Dublin Airport in any of the top five rankings.

On the other hand, airports like St Petersburg, Antalya, Kiev, Warsaw, Brussels and Birmingham saw a good sort of growth.

“For Europe’s airports, this is by far the best first half-year traffic performance in more than 10 years.” Stated by Olivier Jankovec (director-general of ACI Europe).

Overall, as per the figures; the passenger traffic at Europe’s airports increase by an average of 9%. Since 2012, the passenger volumes have expanded by close to 30% also.

This kind of growth has clearly outstripped the forecasts – something that should be borne in mind by anyone who doubts the looming airport capacity crunch facing Europe.