Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport was mentioned in the latest ACI Europe report. This fact is the result of the spectacular passenger traffic growth in the first quarter of 2017. So, compared with the same period of 2016, the passenger traffic at Cluj Airport increased with about 60%. In the first quarter of 2017, there were registered 516,953 passengers at Avram Iancu International Airport in Cluj and in the first three months of 2016 there were reported 324,096 passengers.



       Within the European Union it was maintained a dynamic increase of passenger traffic, this being about 7,2%. Eleven states from Eastern part of EU, together with Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta and Portugal recorded spectacular increase: Cluj (+60.1%), Sofia (+46.9%), Warsaw  (+28.5%), Larnaca (+26.9%), Malta (+22.1%), Bucharest (+21.4%), Lisbon (+21.2%), Porto (+19.9%), Krakow (+19.1%), Prague (+18.8%), Prague (+18.8%), Tallinn (+18.3%), Ljubljana (+17;5%), Budapest (+14.5%), Vilnius (+14.4%) and Luxembourg (+13.5%). 


       “For the moment the traffic growth is holding on and it will continue to do so in the coming months. The risk of increased political instability for the EU has just receded due to the results of the French elections. This is a very positive factor for our industry. The return of a growth dynamic for freight reflects the increasing trade, business confidence and the fact that other leading indicators are showing the economy is on the up – especially in the Eurozone.”


     “However, we need to be cautious in our optimism given that the wider geopolitical environment remains more instable than ever. The ongoing uncertainty over the implications of Brexit for aviation is unlikely to be resolved quickly – and this might end-up limiting airline capacity growth and network development opportunities for some airports, especially in the UK.”, estimates Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE. 


The European airports that reported the highest increase of passenger traffic are the followings:


       GROUP 1 (more than 25 million): Moscow SVO (+16.8%), Manchester (+13.0%), London LGW (+10.0%), Amsterdam (+8.6%) and Oslo (+7.9%)

GROUP 2 (between 10 and 25 million): Warsaw WAW (+28.5%), St Petersburg (+26.8%) Lisbon (21.2%), Prague (+18.8%) and Brussels (+16.7%)

GROUP 3 (between 5 and 10 million): Keflavik (+53.7%), Kiev (+32.2%), Larnaca (+26.9%), Malta (+22.1%), Bucharest OTP (+21.4%)

GROUP 4 (less than5 million): Bucharest BBU (+679.0%), Nis (+335.2%), Oradea (+125.0%), Mikonos (+99.1%) and Zadar (98.5%)


         ACI Europe gathered together over than 500 airports from 45 countries, which providing jobs for 12.3 million employees and generating 4.1% of Europe's GDP, more exactly 675 billion Euro

each year.


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