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Europe’s airports record passenger increases

More passengers travelled to and from European airports in July than compared to the same month last year

More passengers travelled to and from European airports in July than compared to the same month last year.

This is according to figures from Airports Council International (ACI), which recorded a 6.3 percent rise in passenger numbers between July 2009 and the corresponding month this year.

Of Europe’s largest airports, the most notable increases were recorded at Munich (11.1 percent), Rome Fiumicino (eight percent) and Frankfurt (7.8 percent).

ACI Europe analysed figures from 120 of the continent’s airports, with notable rises also recorded at Brindisi, Ankara and Split.

It was also revealed that overall movement at European airports increased by 2.9 percent over the course of the 12 months.

Last month, ACI Europe revealed that European passenger traffic had increased by 2.4 percent during the first half of this year.

In response to the figures, ACI Europe said they represented a "timid recovery" in Europe’s aviation market.

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