Paris airports in October: traffic at 96% of pre-Covid level

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THE Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports continued in October 2023 their return to pre-pandemic levels, finding 96% of their passengers of the same pre-pandemic period of 2019announced the manager Groupe ADP (Aéroports de Paris).

Some 8.9 million passengers transited there in October, an increase of 8.3% over one year. Paris-CDG welcomed 5.98 million passengers last month, or 90.1% of the total for October 2019, the reference period before the Covid pandemic. Paris-Orly, specialized in short and medium-haul as well as overseas, continues to experience attendance above pre-crisis levels at 111%, or 2.91 million passengers. In September 2023, the recovery rate was 94.6%, and in August 93.9%, compared to the pre-pandemic period.

In October, traffic with Africa experienced the best recovery compared to the pre-Covid period (114.7% of October 2019), followed by connections with Schengen area countries (104%), then North America (100.9%). Asia-Pacific still remains behind at 74.8%, as does French domestic traffic, at 75.2%.

Over the first nine months of the year, CDG and Orly welcomed 84.4 million travelers, or 91.8% of the volume of the corresponding period four years earlier, within the range of the manager’s objectives for the 2023 financial year. , between 87% and 93%.

Groupe ADP saw its turnover for the first nine months of 2023 increase by 21.8% in one year, achieving 4.12 billion euros in turnover between January and September, driven by the continuation of post-pandemic recovery and business activity. After two years of massive losses due to the pandemic, which grounded global air traffic from March 2020, the group was largely back in the green in 2022, with 516 million euros in net profit.

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