Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 22 May 2015

TRAFFIC NEWS

Zürich Airport commercial turnover dips as strong Swiss Franc effect continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover (net sales to consumers in retail and food & beverage) hit CHF44.5 million (US$47.3 million) in April, down by -1.5% year-on-year. Turnover per departing passenger also fell heavily in the month compared to April 2014. Sales to overseas travellers in the past year have been hit by the sharp rise in the value of the Swiss Franc against other major currencies.

Asia Pacific airlines decline in profitability in competitive market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Asia Pacific carriers have reported a net loss of US$50 million in 2014 as a result of stiff competition, excess capacity and the Asian currency volatility.

Hong Kong International posts new monthly traffic record in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport reported a record-breaking month in April, with passenger volumes climbing by +8.8% year-on-year to 5.8 million.

TAV Airports reports surge in revenue and profits in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

TURKEY. TAV Airports Holding’s net profit surged by +51% year-on-year in Q1 2015, to €31 million, on a revenue gain of +20% to €227 million.

Chinese international passenger traffic to rise +9.3% in second half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

CHINA. Chinese international passenger traffic is set to outpace domestic traffic in the second half of 2015, even as domestic travel continues to underpin demand.

Europe’s airports post robust passenger traffic in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in Q1 2015, with EU airports outstripping growth at non-EU locations.

Fraport Group retail spend per passenger rebounds in Q1 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport owner Fraport’s Retail & Real Estate division generated revenues of €113.4 million in Q1 2015, an increase of +6.5% year-on-year.

Aéroports de Paris reports surging duty free sales in Q1 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

FRANCE. Strong growth in the duty free business helped Aéroports de Paris report a surge in retail sales per passenger in the first quarter of 2015.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

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 Airport posts marginal +0.9% passenger traffic growth in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

SINGAPORE. Passenger movements hit 4.54 million in March, with South Asia maintaining healthy growth in the month and first quarter, led by Thailand traffic.

Heathrow Airport reports robust Q1 rise in retail revenue

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Heathrow Airport has reported healthy rises in retail income and net retail income per passenger for Q1 2015, aided by growth in the luxury business.

Thai international passenger traffic grows over +20% in second quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

THAILAND. International passenger traffic at Thailand’s airports continued its uptrend in the second quarter (January–March 2015), growing +21.17% to 16.4 million.

Abu Dhabi International Airport passenger traffic climbs sharply in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a +21.1% surge in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport in Q1 2015, compared to the first quarter last year.

Hong Kong International passenger traffic climbs sharply in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport posted a strong increase in March and in Q1, buoyed by healthy transfer and transit traffic.

International tourism generates export earnings of US$1.5 trillion in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Exports from international tourism hit US$1.5 trillion in 2014 – up +7.1% – with China maintaining its ranking as the world’s top spender.

Growth at Asia Pacific airports buoyed by Lunar New Year traffic in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports grew +9.7% – with many growing by double digits – in February, while Middle Eastern airports grew by +7%.

Frankfurt Airport posts record traffic despite strikes and weather

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 4.6 million passengers in March, up by +2.5% year-on-year; the airport set new traffic records for the month and quarter.

Gatwick Airport delivers 25th consecutive month of passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. Gatwick Airport handled 2.96 million passengers in the busiest March of its 57-year history, as traffic surged by +9.2% year-on-year.

International passenger traffic maintains healthy growth rate in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased by +6.3% year-on-year in February, driven largely by international volumes (+7.3%), ACI reports.

London Heathrow Airport sets record for March passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport posted its busiest ever March with a record 5.95 million passengers, an increase of +3.4% over the same month a year earlier.

Manchester Airport posts record passenger traffic in financial year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

UK. The airport handled 22.32 million passengers during the 2014/15 financial year as it introduced new long haul flights and extra frequencies.

EU airports support European passenger traffic surge in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in February, driven mainly by a +6.2% surge in EU airport traffic.

Bengaluru International Airport passes 15 million passenger mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

INDIA. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has surged through the 15 million passenger mark as its latest financial year draws to a close.

Passenger traffic surges at Abu Dhabi International Airport in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

UAE. Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International leapt by +21.5% in February, with Bangkok, London Heathrow, Manila, Doha and Jeddah the leading routes.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Hyderabad International Airport hits ten million passenger mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INDIA. Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has recorded a record high of ten million passengers in its latest financial year, which ends this month.

Middle East & Asia Pacific airports post strong January traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. The regions' airports started 2015 as they left off last year, each posting strong passenger growth, according to ACI Asia-Pacific.

Hong Kong Airport traffic posts robust increase in first two months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +7.5% year-on-year in the first two months of 2015, to over 10.6 million.

Gatwick Airport marks two years of consecutive month-on-month growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

UK. Passenger traffic at London Gatwick Airport increased by +7.2% to more than 2.4 million in the month of February, completing 24 months of growth.

Heathrow Airport posts record passenger traffic in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

UK. Strong growth on routes to China and Latin America helped propel London Heathrow Airport to a new record high for passenger traffic in February.

Dubai International posts latest monthly traffic record in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

UAE. Dubai International began 2015 as it ended last year: with a record for monthly passenger traffic. The airport expects almost 80 million passengers in 2015.

Sydney Airport posts robust growth in retail revenues for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has revealed a +5.6% rise in retail revenue for 2014, to A$255.2 million (US$200 million), and high ambitions to drive Chinese traffic.

Passenger traffic growth at Thai airports returns to positive levels

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

THAILAND. Passenger traffic trends continue to improve in Thailand, with international passenger numbers reaching 5.47 million in January, up by +13.69%.

Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi Airport surges over +20% in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

UAE. Passenger movements at Abu Dhabi International Airport continued its strong growth trend in January 2015, with an increase of +20.7% to 1.89 million.

Heathrow Airport posts 1.5% rise in net retail income per passenger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

UK. Heathrow Airport retail income climbed by +2.4% to £503 million in 2014. Income to the airport from duty and tax free operations climbed by +1.6%.

TAV Airports posts rise in revenues and surge in net profits for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

TURKEY. TAV Airports has reported a +9% jump in revenue for 2014, with net profits surging by +64%, but duty free spend per passenger dipped in the year.

Washington Dulles posts 11th year of international passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Washington Dulles Airport handled 7.1 million international passengers in 2014, a +1.6% increase year-on-year and the 11th year in a row of growth.

Asia and Middle East traffic grows sharply at Paris airports in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 6.7 million passengers in January, up by +2.1% year-on-year, with above average growth on Asia and Middle East routes.

Strong Swiss Franc hits Zürich Airport commercial performance in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

SWITZERLAND. The impact of the surging Swiss Franc against the Euro continues to hit sales to consumers at Zürich Airport, as the latest commercial figures show.

Hong Kong International gears up for surge in Chinese New Year traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong Airport is preparing for Chinese New Year, with 650 extra flights planned and Bangkok, Bali and Phuket the most popular destinations.

Passenger traffic posts healthy increase at world’s airports in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airport passenger traffic climbed by +5.1% year-on-year in 2014, Airports Council International (ACI) has reported.

Healthy long-haul traffic growth lifts Frankfurt Airport in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

GERMANY. Solid growth in intercontinental passenger traffic buoyed Frankfurt Airport in January, with Fraport Group airports also posting strong increases.

Heathrow reports busiest ever January with 5.4 million passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

UK. Heathrow Airport has reported its busiest ever January with 5.45 million passengers; Latin American traffic showed the strongest growth among key regions.

International frequencies drive Copenhagen Airport traffic rise

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

DENMARK. Solid growth in international traffic and additional frequencies among leading carriers buoyed Copenhagen Airport passenger volumes in January.

Dublin Airport passenger traffic climbs by double digits in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

IRELAND. Almost 1.5 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in January, a healthy +14% increase over the same period last year at the Irish gateway.

Global airline travel climbs strongly against mixed economic backdrop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline travel grew by a robust +5.9% in 2014 compared to 2013, ahead of the industry’s ten-year average growth rate, according to IATA.

Passenger traffic posts solid rise at Europe’s airports in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5.4% year-on-year in 2014, with non-EU airports showing robust increases, ACI Europe reports.

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson retains status as world’s busiest airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

USA. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta was the world’s busiest airport in 2014, for the 17th year in a row. Atlanta handled 96.1 million passengers, up by +1.85% on 2013.

Auckland Airport buoyed by North Asian routes in record December

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

NEW ZEALAND. Arrivals from China, Japan and Korea were key drivers of international traffic in December 2014, taking the 12-month total to 7.8 million.

Seattle-Tacoma Airport duty free sales climb to US$21 million in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

USA. Duty free sales at Seattle-Tacoma Airport climbed by +27% year-on-year to a record US$21 million in 2014, amid a strong overall commercial performance.