Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 02 August 2014


Healthy commercial growth buoys Malaysia Airports in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports' non-aeronautical revenue grew by +7.2% for the six months ended 30 June 2014, driven by higher commercial and retail revenue.

Aéroports de Paris retail revenue shows solid increase in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris retail revenue rose by +3% in first-half 2014, with duty paid activities and new shops in Terminal 2F making a strong contribution.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Every week as a service to our readers The Moodie Report updates all the latest passenger traffic statistics from around the world, compiled by Jon Elphick. Like everything we do at The Moodie Report, it’s fast, factual – and free.

Changi half-year traffic driven by strong Asia Pacific travel demand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

SINGAPORE. Half-year traffic to Northeast Asia and South Asia grew +5.1% and +4.1% respectively, driven by a +31% increase in travel demand to Bali.

Chinese arrivals maintain surge in South Korea as Japanese slip further

Source: KTO; The Moodie Report; KDB Daewoo Securities Research - 22/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals surged by +53.8% in the first six months while Japanese visitor numbers continued to nosedive. UPDATED with key new charts.

Hawaii visitor numbers buoyed by Chinese and Korean arrivals in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

US (HAWAII). Arrivals from China jumped +29.4% in the month, while arrivals from Korea grew +4.9%, outstripping the +3.9% rise in Japanese visitors.

Macau Airport completes tender evaluation as H1 revenue grows +18%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau Airport has finished evaluating bids for its recent duty free tender, it announced this week as it releases figures for the first half of 2014.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi sees -26.7% dip in June international traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

THAILAND. Months of political unrest in the country have culminated in the largest decline in international passenger traffic in the year to date for Airports of Thailand.

Malaysia Airports passenger traffic buoyed by new klia2 in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

MALAYSIA. The airport company’s 39 airports saw a +3.8% rise in passenger movements to 7.2 million, driven by +12.8% traffic growth at the new klia2.

Beijing Airport leads as Middle East and Asia Pacific traffic grows in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. The airport was the busiest across the two regions during a month in which traffic grew strongly in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

China and Turkey routes buoy Heathrow passenger traffic in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled 6.6 million passengers in June, an increase of +1.1% on June 2013 and a new all-time record for the month.

Passenger traffic growth led by Middle East and Latin America-Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports grew by +4.7% year-on-year in May, ahead of the global average for the last 12 months, said ACI.

Copenhagen Airport reports busiest ever month in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

DENMARK. The airport registered record daily and monthly traffic volumes as passenger numbers grew by +8.3%, to 2.52 million in June.

Frankfurt Airport posts record for passenger traffic in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 27.8 million passengers in the first six months of 2014, up by +2.4% year-on-year, and a new half-year passenger record.

Asia Pacific visitor arrivals to maintain strong growth to 2018, says PATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Visitor arrivals to Asia Pacific will climb by an average +6.5% per year from 2014 to 2018, according to the latest forecasts from PATA.

European airport passenger traffic posts solid increase in May, says ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +4.8% year-on-year in May, amid some economic recovery in the Eurozone, ACI Europe reports.

Passenger traffic surges at Abu Dhabi International Airport in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi International recorded a +27.4% leap in passenger traffic in May, with Manila, Doha, Bangkok, London and Mumbai the top five destinations.

Dubai International passenger traffic dips in May due to runway closure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/14

UAE. Dubai International passenger traffic numbers fell by -2.5% year-on-year in May because of a major runway refurbishment, which curtailed aircraft activity.

New licences and sales surge boost Hong Kong Airport results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

HONG KONG. Retail and advertising revenue surged by +23.2% at Hong Kong International Airport in the latest financial year, hitting US$794 million.

Sharp fall in Thai traffic offsets robust intra-Asian growth at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/14

SINGAPORE. Total passenger numbers at Singapore Changi Airport increased by +2% in May, but a weaker performance on Thailand routes (-17%) slowed growth.

Surging Chinese passenger traffic buoys Sydney Airport in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

AUSTRALIA. Double-digit growth in Mainland China passenger traffic was among the key contributors to a healthy traffic increase at Sydney Airport in May.

Hawaii visitor numbers and spend decline again in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

USA (HAWAII). Hawaii Tourism Authority has reported its eighth consecutive month of declining visitor spend as arrivals fall by -0.7% in April.

Strong traffic growth continues at Hong Kong International in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport passenger volumes reached 5.1 million in May, (+8.9%), with China and Taiwan traffic recording big increases.

Frankfurt Airport passenger traffic hits record high in May 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/06/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 5.3 million passengers in May, a rise of +3.7% year-on-year and a new record for the month, reports parent group Fraport.

Middle East and Asian airports maintain healthy growth rates in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/06/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Airports in Asia Pacific posted passenger traffic growth of +6% year-on-year in April, while traffic at Middle East airports surged +14.7%, ACI reports.

Heathrow breaks record as May passenger traffic crosses six million

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/14

UK. Passenger traffic at London Heathrow Airport grew by +2.2% to 6.2 million in May 2014, driven by emerging markets including China, Nigeria and India.

Amman International passenger traffic maintains double-digit surge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/14

JORDAN. Passenger traffic at Amman Queen Alia International Airport surged by +17.7% year-on-year in April, and by +13.6% in the year to date.

Fraport forecasts growth in traffic, revenues and EBITDA in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/14

GERMANY. Fraport Group is forecasting +2% to +3% passenger growth at Frankfurt Airport, as well as increases in revenues and EBITDA, in 2014.

Asia Pacific airlines report encouraging passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The region's airlines handled 21 million international passengers in April, up +7.4% over 2013, as demand for leisure travel grew.

The Moodie Report and Air4Casts strike alliance to boost services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/14

INTERNATIONAL The two leaders in their respective fields come together in an informal alliance to support their respective services.

Changi Airport sees slowdown in China and Thailand traffic in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/05/14

SINGAPORE. Passenger traffic at Changi grew by +3.4% to 4.38 million in April, tempered by declines in Thailand and China traffic of -15% and -8% respectively.

Strong gains in international passenger traffic in February: ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. Global international passenger traffic grew +5.4% in February, with strong growth across most regions, particularly the vibrant Middle East.

Passenger traffic climbs sharply at Hong Kong International in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +9.5% year-on-year in April, with outbound travel among residents surging +30%.

European business travel and Easter boost London Gatwick in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/14

UK.Gatwick Airport handled 3.1 million passengers in April. European scheduled traffic rose by +20.8%, buoyed by services to cities such as Paris and Tel Aviv.

Store investment lifts Copenhagen Airports’ Q1 retail performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airports’ Shopping Centre revenue climbed by +2.7% year-on-year in Q1 2014, driven by new and refurbished retail and F&B stores.

Retail and food & beverage sales help drive Tampa International revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/05/14

USA. Tampa International Airport posted solid revenue growth in the first half of its financial year, with retail and food & beverage making a strong contribution.

Dubai International passenger traffic leaps in March and first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/05/14

UAE. Dubai International passenger volumes surged in March and in Q1 2014, putting it firmly on track to become the world’s top airport for international traffic.

Crimea crisis hits Russian and Ukrainian tax free spend in Q1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/14

RUSSIA/UKRAINE. Tax refund company Global Blue reveals that the regional crisis is having a big impact on overseas spend by the countries’ travellers.

Heathrow Airport shows flat retail performance in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/14

UK. Heathrow Airport’s retail income increased +0.9% to £108 million in the three months ended 31 March 2014, the company reported today.

Eraman delivers double-digit sales growth; revenue per passenger dips

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/04/14

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports’ retail division Eraman delivered +11.2% revenue growth in Q1 2014, as revenue per passenger fell to MYR11.33 (US$3.45).

Middle East and Asia Pacific airports show strong growth in early 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/04/14

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. Chiang Mai Airport turns in a star performance in February with a +16.9% passenger rise, while the Middle East gets off to a roaring start to 2014.

Changi sees traffic slowdown as ‘socio-political factors’ affect demand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

SINGAPORE. Passenger movements fell -2.5% to 4.49 million at Changi Airport in March, owing to the Bangkok political crisis and a reduction in long-haul capacity.

Abu Dhabi International posts double-digit surge in Q1 traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi International posted a +15.1% year-on-year surge in traffic during Q1, with Manila, Bangkok, Jeddah, Doha and London the top destinations.

Strong Chinese growth helps drive Sydney Airport traffic in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

AUSTRALIA. Surging growth in Chinese passengers helped Sydney Airport’s international traffic to climb by +4.9% year-on-year in the first quarter.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid growth in first-quarter passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris passenger traffic grew by +3.6% year-on-year in the first three months of 2014, hitting a total of 20.1 million passengers.

Munich Airport posts record passenger traffic in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

GERMANY. Munich Airport posted record passenger traffic in Q1 2014, with the figure of 8.5 million a marginal increase on the same period in 2013.

China and Taiwan markets drive passenger volumes in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

HONG KONG. March passenger volumes at Hong Kong International climbed by +2.9% year-on-year, with Mainland China and Taiwan the biggest growth markets.

Heathrow traffic dips; Dubai poised to take its number one status

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. "The UK will soon no longer have the world’s number one airport for international traffic." Heathrow Airport admits Dubai's surging growth will soon overtake it.

Copenhagen Airport posts record passenger traffic for March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport handled 1.98 million passengers in March, a rise of +4.8% year-on-year and a new traffic record for the month.

Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.