In general, passenger traffic in European airports this year increased by 21.1% compared to April 2022.
Compared to 2019, volumes in April 2023 were minus 7.6%, which is clearly better than the figures of the first quarter , when the gap was minus 10.6%.
Among the airports that exceeded their pre-crisis volumes, the leaders are:
Iceland – plus 4.5%;
Cyprus – plus 11.9%;
Greece – plus 11%;
Portugal – plus 10.7%;
Bulgaria – plus 8.7% ;
Malta – plus 8.4%.
But the airports of Slovenia (-39.8%), Germany (-26.1%), Slovakia (-25.9%) and the Czech Republic (- 23.7 percent) is still far from full recovery.
In April 2023, passenger traffic at the five major European airports increased by 23.4 percent compared to the same month last year. At the same time, these volumes are still 9.8% lower than before the pandemic. One of the reasons is the slow opening of the Chinese market.
London Heathrow served 6.4 million passengers in April. This is 25.9 percent higher compared to last year and 5.9 percent worse than in 2019.
Istanbul came in second place not only with a 34.3 percent increase in 2022 figures , but also an impressive plus of 10.8 percent compared to 2019.
Followed by Paris-Charles de Gaulle – plus 19.3% and minus 15.5%.
Amsterdam -Schiphol added 15.6% to April 2022 and lost 16% to 2019.
Madrid went up compared to a year ago – up 20.6%, but still slightly in the red in 3.5% compared to previous successful years.