European airline traffic demonstrates ongoing momentum

European airline traffic neared pre-Covid levels in July, despite rising fares, according to ACI Europe

Sep 13, 2023

In July, ACI Europe reported that traffic reached 97% of the 2019 levels, marking the European aviation sector's strongest performance since the pandemic's onset in early 2020.

Key takeaways

  • London Heathrow “asserted its position” as Europe’s busiest airport in July with traffic just 1.2% lower than in 2019;
  • But Istanbul in second place was the only top five hub to exceed pre-Covid traffic during the month with traffic up by 16.5% on July 2019;
  • Other major European hubs remain at least 10% below pre-pandemic traffic levels: Paris Charles de Gaulle (-11.5% on July 2019), Frankfurt (-13.1%) and Amsterdam Schiphol (-10.6%).

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