Europe’s airports continue to see uneven recovery

Two-fifths of Europe’s airports have now returned or exceeded pre-pandemic passenger numbers as the aviation sector continues its recovery

Apr 5, 2023

The latest figures from airports organization ACI Europe show that total passenger traffic across the continent in February was still 12 per cent lower than in the same month in 2019

Key takeaways

  • Significant divergences in performance between countries in Europe, with Portugal, Luxembourg and Cyprus leading the way, while Slovakia, Slovenia and Germany remain farthest from achieving a full recovery;
  • Germany’s airline passenger numbers remain 33 per cent lower than pre-Covid levels, which was the worst performance among the major European nations;
  • In comparison, Spain’s traffic in February was 2.2 per cent ahead of 2019 levels, while France (-7.3 per cent), Italy (-10.6 per cent) and the UK (-12.9 per cent) are also recovering much more quickly than the German market.

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