December passenger traffic grows by 4%
December 2009 passenger traffic performance showed marginal improvement when compared to December 2008, growing by 4% to 2,9 million departing and arriving passengers passing through Airports Company South Africa’s network of 10 airports. This was the first month to show positive growth during the current financial period ending 31 March 2010. Durban International Airport led the improvement, growing at 11% to about 400 000 passengers, while O.R. Tambo and Cape Town international airports grew by 4% each to 1,6 million and 736 000 respectively. “We are very pleased with the improved passenger traffic performance during the December period. It is a good indication that indeed the economic climate is starting to improve following the recession. The positive growth in December is indicative of all the segmented markets, namely domestic, regional and international air travel,” said Solomon Makgale, ACSA’s Group Manager: Communications.
Solomon Makgale Group Manager: Communications Airports Company South Africa
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