Six years of traffic growth came to an end in 2009. Growth resumed this year, but it is uneven. Arthur D. Little and ATW present the fourth annual World Airport Report.
IATA DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani described 2009 as an “annus horribilis” in which airlines worldwide sustained a 14.4% drop in revenues and a $9.9 billion loss owing to the global financial crisis and economic downturn. Airports shared in the pain, although to a lesser degree, experiencing a 1.4% decrease in passenger throughput that reversed six consecutive years of growth (see Table 1). The last comparable decline occurred in 2001 when 1.7% fewer passengers used airports ...
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