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Passenger traffic grows by 1.9% in 2012


Growth in December was 2.4%

Passenger traffic grows by 1.9% in 2012

Passenger traffic at ANA Airports showed an accumulated growth of 1.9% (+ 539,000 passengers) in relation to the previous year, with the emphasis on the growth of scheduled flights, and in particular the low-cost sector, which grew by 4.9% (+ 451,600 passengers). Particularly worthy of note were the growth rates at the airports of Lisbon (+3.5%), Faro (+1%) and Francisco Sá Carneiro (Porto) (+0.8%). Traffic was down, however, at the other airports: Azores (-5.9%) and Beja (-13.9%). Top of the performance ratings is Lisbon Airport, which broke the 15-million-passenger barrier for the first time, and Porto Airport, where growth was sufficient to set demand at over 6 million passengers. At Faro Airport, passenger numbers were around 300,000 lower than this figure.  

In terms of market growth, France, Germany, Switzerland and Holland are the frontrunners (+ 714,000 passengers between them), with TAP, easyJet and all achieving excellent results. In 2012, Tap Portugal accounted for 38.9% of passenger traffic at ANA Airports, Ryanair 13.7% and easyJet 12.9%, making a combined total of 65.5%.
In comparison to the previous year’s figures (see table below), it can be seen that, in December, traffic at ANA Airports rose by 2.4% (+39,800 passengers), with the emphasis on the low-cost sector (+6%, representing over 29,800 passengers carried).
The growth trend can be seen at Lisbon Airport (+3.9%) and Faro Airport (+4%). At Porto Airport the numbers dropped (-1.4%), while the figures for ANA-operated airports in the Azores remained stable, with 0% growth in comparison to December 2011.

In terms of market growth, France, the United Kingdom, Holland and Switzerland lead the ratings (+51,000 passengers between them), while the top airlines were TAP Portugal, easyJet and

For further information please contact:

Rui S. de Oliveira
Head of the Media Relations Division
ANA Aeroportos de Portugal, SA

Rua D Edifício 120 – Lisbon Airport
1700-008 Lisbon - Portugal
Tel (351) 218 413 500 (ext. 24849)