Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 25 October 2014

TRAFFIC NEWS

Global passenger traffic to more than double by 2034 says IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Traffic will grow by +4.1% a year on average to 7.3 billion according to the International Air Transport Association’s first 20-year forecast.

Hong Kong International posts solid growth in September passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong Airport climbed by +4.8% year-on-year in September, with strong increases from North Asia and North America.

Caribbean governments impose bans on travel from Ebola-stricken countries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN. Several countries have banned arrivals from West African countries as governments fear the cost of containment and impact on tourism.

Middle East and Asia Pacific airports maintain moderate growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Asia Pacific airports posted passenger traffic growth of +3.3% while Middle Eastern traffic grew by +9.0% in the month of August, according to ACI.

South Korea records slower growth in Chinese visitor arrivals in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals grew by +18% in August, a marked deceleration compared with recent months according to the Korea Tourism Organization.

Heathrow Airport records busiest September for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled 6.58 million passengers in September, up marginally (+0.3%) year-on-year and an all-time record for the month.

USA to enhance Ebola screening as first infection beyond Africa found

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

USA. President Obama is to order additional passenger screening at US airports as Spain reports the first case of a person contracting Ebola beyond Africa.

"Remarkable" passenger traffic growth at European airports in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

EUROPE. ACI Europe hails a particularly strong month for European Union airports as they outperform relative to wider economic conditions.

International airline passenger traffic maintains solid growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic on the world’s airlines climbed by +5.9% year-on-year in August, the International Air Transport Association has reported.

Singapore Changi Airport sees marginal decline in passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

SINGAPORE. Traffic fell -0.6% to 4.65 million, with improved traffic to Northeast Asia, South Asia and Southwest Pacific offset by a decline in Southeast Asia travel.

Thai airports see smaller decline in passenger traffic for month of August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

THAILAND. Airports of Thailand has posted a decline of -8.94% in international passengers to 4.39 million in August, an improvement over previous months.

Asia Pacific airlines grow passenger traffic by +3.4% in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Economic growth on both a regional and global scale boosted carriers last month according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Dubai International passenger traffic surges as runway work completed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

UAE. Passenger traffic at Dubai International bounced back from a three-month slump resulting from a runway upgrade to climb sharply in August.

Hong Kong International Airport posts record August for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

HONG KONG. Fuelled by strong demand during the summer season, Hong Kong International Airport posted +3.3% growth in passenger traffic in August.

Middle East and Asia Pacific airports show steady traffic growth in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. ACI Asia-Pacific has reported a +3.5% increase in Asia Pacific passenger traffic for the month of July, while Middle East traffic grew by +5.0%.

Gatwick Airport posts record month for passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

UK. Almost 4.4 million passengers flew through London Gatwick Airport in August (+8.2% year-on-year), making it the busiest month in Gatwick’s history.

Heathrow Airport passes seven million passenger milestone in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled more than seven million passengers in a single month for the first time in August, buoyed by strong emerging markets traffic.

Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports shows solid growth in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by +4.6% year-on-year in July, ACI Europe has reported. Non-EU airports surged ahead by +6.3%.

Dubai International passenger traffic passes five million for 19th month

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

UAE. Passenger traffic at Dubai International remained above five million for the 19th straight month in July, though volumes slipped due to runway works.

Abu Dhabi International posts double-digit growth in July passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a +21.7% surge in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport for July, with the total hitting 1.7 million.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol average retail spend falls sharply in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group announced first-half results today, with the key figure of average retail spend per departing passenger airside falling sharply.

Beijing Airport international passenger traffic set to slow in 2H

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. International passenger traffic growth at Beijing Capital International is expected to slow in the second half of 2014, according to Air4Casts.

A market transformed: Chinese travel boom to Korea continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitors represented 42.1% of arrivals in the first seven months, compared to 16.7% for the long-time dominant Japanese.

Tallink Group posts dip in retail and restaurant sales in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NORDIC REGION. Tallink Group, the world’s largest maritime travel retailer, posted a -1% dip in retail and restaurant sales in the six months to June 2014.

International traffic recovery boosts Beijing Airport retail revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital International Airport posts a +3.0% revenue rise from retail concessions as international passenger traffic growth accelerates by +5.4%.

Pick-up in China numbers spurs marginal July increase in Changi traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport posted a modest +1.0% rise in passenger traffic in July. The good news though was the first increase in travel to and from China since January.

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Auckland Airport in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Chinese passenger arrivals at Auckland Airport surged by +20.9% in July; the figures will be tracked by bidders for the duty free concession.

Thai airports buoyed by concession revenue gains amid weak traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

THAILAND. Airports of Thailand has delivered a detailed breakdown of its nine-month results, offering an insight into passenger traffic and revenue trends.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid growth in July passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 9 million passengers in July, an increase of +2.6% on July 2013, with long-haul international up by +2.1%.

North Asia and North America routes drive Hong Kong Airport traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

HONG KONG. Passenger growth to and from North Asia and North America helped lift Hong Kong International Airport traffic to 5.6 million in July.

International passenger growth drives airport traffic worldwide in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at world airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in June and by +5.7% in the first six months of 2014, says ACI.

Copenhagen Airport posts new record for passenger traffic in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport passenger traffic climbed by +7% year-on-year in July, hitting 2.6 million – a new all-time record for the location.

Abu Dhabi International Airport first-half traffic grows almost +20%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

UAE. Total passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport grew by +19.4% to 9.48 million during the first half of 2014, with +21.4% growth in June alone.

Middle East continues to lead passenger traffic growth in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Middle Eastern airports have posted strong passenger traffic growth of +9% in the first half of 2014, while Asia Pacific airports grew by +5%.

Copenhagen Airports buoyed by commercial performance in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airports has reported a +5.6% surge in H1 Shopping Centre concession revenue, buoyed by healthy retail and F&B results.

Frankfurt Airport records busiest month ever with July traffic gains

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled close to 5.9 million passengers in July, (+2.3% year-on-year), making it the busiest month ever in the airport’s history.

Bahrain Duty Free sales surge in first half; profits fall marginally

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex has reported a +10.6% year-on-year sales surge in H1 2014, to US$36.5 million, though profits dipped by -1.7%.

Heathrow reports busiest ever month with close to 7 million passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled 6.97 million passengers in July, a marginal increase (+0.5%) over July 2013 and the airport’s busiest ever month.

London Gatwick achieves record monthly passenger traffic in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

UK. Gatwick Airport's growth was boosted by strong European business traffic and the launch of new Norwegian Air Shuttle services to the USA.

Fraport retail revenue dips in first half; group hails benefits of Airmall deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport owner Fraport today reported a -4.4% slide in revenue from its Retail & Real Estate segment to €218.7 million in H1 2014.

Economic recovery underpins European airport passenger traffic growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5.5% year-on-year in the first half, with EU airports making a strong contribution.

Passenger traffic climbs at Dubai International despite runway closure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

UAE. Passenger traffic at Dubai International climbed to 34.6 million in the first half of 2014, up by +6.2% from the same period last year.

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.

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.